Experts in the Media

Sarah Rusbatch – Body + Soul

“Grey Area Drinking” Coach, Speaker and Founder of Free Spirit Drink Co

Why you shouldn’t think of your nightly glass of wine as ‘self-care’

Hands up! Put down the Pinot Grigio!

Think about the person you could be without alcohol. That’s why it’s worth it.

Many of us think of our nightly glass of wine as self-care, but it isn’t. Drinking alcohol puts us in a vicious cycle of trying to take the edge off the stress with our drink of choice, but then unknowingly increasing our stress levels with the impacts that alcohol has on anxiety and mood.

Our evening wine is indeed not the solution to the stress, anxiety and lethargy we are feeling – it’s in some ways the cause.

Sober October might be the perfect time to take a break from drinking alcohol, a month when you can challenge yourself to quit drinking altogether and see how you feel at the end of it.