Ever had one of those hangovers where you think – “I’m never going to drink again…EVER!”? I certainly have. But it wasn’t that which made me give up alcohol for a year. It was my 7 year old saying:

“Mummy, you look a bit stressed… is it wine o’clock time?” 

Her words made me realise that I wasn’t happy with my habitual drinking. I had unintentionally taught her that alcohol is the answer to stress. So I decided that I wouldn’t drink for 12 months.

Have a watch of this video to find out

  • the surprising things I learnt
  • the practicalities of how I avoided booze (without being a martyr!)
  • what I intend to do now that my year-long experiment is over.


Next week I’ll be taking a look at how to review this past year so that we have clarity over what goals to set for 2019. Join me on Facebook or Instagram on Monday evening at 8.30pm GMT, or click ‘Subscribe’ below to get an email reminder when the replay is ready to go.

Remember – if we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always got.