Why Not Give Up Drink For Lent?

why-not-give-up-for-lentAs Lent starts tomorrow, now could be a great time to take the plunge and see if you can’t go the next 40 days and nights without drinking any alcohol.

What have you got to lose?

You don’t have to be religious.

The only thing you need to be is a drinker (and one who, secretly, wants to give up).

Most of us needed an excuse to give up, and this one happens to be one of the best as you can say you’re doing it for religious grounds.

People tend to give you space, and respect your wishes even, something that isn’t normally possible if you give up any other time during the year.

Certainly, Lent is traditionally a time to give up something or abstain from a luxury, including drinking or smoking.

Finding a time to give up is one of the hardest things. That’s why occasions like this can be the spur that we need. It’s the thing that gets us moving.

So will you do it? If you’ve felt inspired to give it up for Lent, please write in the comments box below and let us know how you get on.


Author: James

Sharing stories of recovery and strategies to help you keep sober. Visit my blog today - https://givingupdrink.home.blog

3 thoughts on “Why Not Give Up Drink For Lent?”

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thanks so much for your for your comment. Everything is well here. Life is just a bit busy with my young kids, that i haven’t had so much time to write posts or even reply to some who have been kind enough to write comments – I hope to get some posts written soon. I’m happy that you find it inspiring here, I’ve kept the blog going because of feedback like yours! Believe it or not, I don’t think so much now about having given up drink. Once it was a real part of my life, drinking daily. Now after a decade without, I’ve moved on to different interests. Not drinking is no longer an issue for me :o)

      I hope you are well and keep in touch!



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