Go sober for October: 5 reasons to give it a go
Dry January. Movember. Stoptober. Veganuary. Lifestyle hauls are no longer reserved just for January but have taken the shape of month-long charity ‘challenges’ that take place throughout the year.
This month, it’s the turn of Go Sober for October, a movement backed by Macmillan Cancer Support that sees people give up booze for 31 days in the effort to raise money for those living with cancer.
One of the perks of challenges such as Go Sober for October is that you’re in it together through thick and thin. In addition to the sense of achievement at the end of October is a number of other incentives for taking on the challenge…
Complete Go Sober for October and, in Macmillan Cancer Support’s own words, become a Soberhero. So far, almost 50,000 people have signed up to the challenge and raised just short of £700,000. Join them today and rest easy knowing you have helped to change the lives of people living with cancer.
After work drinks on Thursday, dinner date on Friday and girls night in on Saturday; all that booze really adds up and we’re not just talking about the drinks themselves.
Factor in the ‘hidden’ and indirect cost of a night out – the Uber home, those cheesy chips, the-morning-after bacon sarnie – and you’ve spent a small fortune. While we’re not suggesting you have to stay in for the whole of October, by exercising some self-control, you’ll find yourself indirectly spending less too.
NO LIME & SODA IN SIGHT
Going sober for 31 days is, admittedly, a lot easier when you have a delicious alcohol-free alternative you can turn to.
Luckily, that’s where Seedlip Drinks comes in. The world’s first non-alcoholic distilled spirit, Seedlip solves the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’. And, unlike other alcohol alternatives, Seedlip is sugar, calorie, and sweetener free, making it a much healthier choice than other soft drinks on the market.
With so many tasty cocktails to make with Seedlip, it makes going sober, easy peasy.
Sleep better, snore less, Go Sober for October participants report waking up with a spring in their step. While that isn’t a scientific measurement, regular drinking can affect the quality of your sleep making you feel sluggish and tired.
And it’s not just your own sleep quality that is likely to see a big improvement during Go Sober for October. Since alcohol relaxes the muscles in your body and causes snoring, your partner is likely to enjoy a month of undisrupted sleep too.
Another welcome side-effect of Go Sober for October is glowing skin. You see, dehydration is one of the key changes that happens when someone enjoys an alcoholic drink so it’s not surprising that ditching the hard stuff for a month would make your skin brighter and tighter. Cheers to that!