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How To Have Fun Without Alcohol: 5 Strategies To Enjoy Life While Sober

You know that alcohol is bad, but you see your friends drinking and just want to be one of them. So, you ask yourself: “is it possible to have fun without alcohol?”

Absolutely yes! I spent half my college years sober because I was under medication (acne) lo. And guess what? Those have been the most fun years of my life so far.

And just like me, thousands of others are enjoying life without damaging their livers.

Here you have 5 strategies to have fun without alcohol.

1. Understand that alcohol is detrimental

You must feel comfortable not drinking alcohol. Understand that you are not doing me or anyone else but you a favor by staying sober.

Once you have adopted the principle of not drinking, you will naturally decline any beer that a friend hands to you. Among the nocive effects of alcohol, we can find the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in sexual function
  • Risk of circulatory or digestive system disease

Healthline has an extensive article explaining the effects of alcohol on the body.

Once you give up drinking alcohol, you can make any activity fun. Thousands of people are having fun now, and they don’t drink.

What’s more, without alcohol, anything you do is more fun. Alcohol makes you less aware of what’s happening and may also undermine your short-term memory.

2. Invite your friends to non-alcohol activities

Maybe your friends organize parties all the time because that’s what appears fun on social media. You can show them otherwise.

Invite them to watch a football game and eat hamburgers, take both girls and boys to a salsa dance class, or go to the beach in the morning.

Once they realize that it’s fun to do something else than sitting on a couch drinking, it’ll be easier to organize non-alcohol activities.

3. Realize you can participate in party games without a drink

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Sometimes there is a birthday, and the plan is to hang out and drink.

What can you do? Easy. Being sober doesn’t prohibit you from having a good time.

Dance while sober, play drinking games with soda, and dance a bit more after that.

If people at the party insist on you drinking, tell them with conviction that you don’t want to drink. Give them any reason, such as you are trying to drop alcohol.

4. Find fun in other activities

We never erase bad habits. We just replace them with better ones.

Therefore, it’s time to find entertainment in some other place. Otherwise, your subconscious mind will try to drive back to alcohol.

If you are at a party, enjoy your night dancing and talking to whoever you want. It doesn’t matter if it’s with the most beautiful girl you’ve ever seen.

Or, if you don’t like environments where everybody is drinking, stop attending these events!

When people invite you, tell them: “thank you, but I’ll pass.”

It’s that simple!

There’s nothing wrong with deciding to stay sober. Hang out with those who respect your decision.

Related post: How To Be More Fun In A Relationship: 5 Ways To Add Entertainment To Your Relationship.

5. Make sober friends

As you read before, not everyone in the world drinks alcohol. So why don’t you make friends with them and find out how they have fun.

You’d be amazed at how productive a couple of sober friends could be for your life. They could teach you how to be more healthy and exciting.

How To Have Fun Without Alcohol

I’m not saying people that drink are not interesting, but maybe you find greater joy with these new friends than with your usual ones.

For example, a sober friend could convince you to join his team of runners or teach you about the crypto world. In six months, you could be in better shape and wealthier than ever.

One underrated skill of successful people is choosing the right inner circle. Consider copying them.

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