As 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.