“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
I finally broke free from binge drinking in 2006, a whole 15 years after I realised drink was my downfall. For a whole host of reasons, I tried to stop but couldn’t and this quote by Mark Twain is so true. I’m happy that i finally stopped, but would have loved to have stopped long before!
Deakin University PhD candidate, Renee O’Donnell, contacted me recently to help raise awareness of her study into the effects of drinking and hangovers. The study begins with a short web based questionnaire and then participants record drinking levels via an iPhone app over a 30 day period. So far, Renee’s early results suggest those using the app have found that drinking levels are lower as a result. So if you’re between 18-35 years old, have consumed a drink in the last 7 days and have an iPhone, contact Renee (firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (0) 422 984 527) to take part in her trial.
Giving up drink is a hardship from day one. You feel like you’re missing out not being with your friends, feel that you’re missing out on having fun.
But taking a day at a time you learn to get through it, and the hardship you suffer will add dimensions to your character.
Go forth and find this extraordinary destiny, today!