How to keep January 'dry'
How did your New Year start? With the bang of fireworks, a fun tradition, or maybe getting to sleep in, 2023 marks another year with goals and opportunities ahead. For many Americans, ‘Dry January’ is a resolution made each year, to set themselves up for success. Not only does this resolution have personal health benefits, but it also bleeds into other areas of their life.
Dry January is seen as more attainable than other resolutions since it is not a long-term change, merely a month-long goal. During the first month with no alcohol, you may start to notice better hydration and improved quality of sleep. You may even notice significant changes in your health, such as a reduction of acid reflux.
This sober resolution helps to decrease alcohol-related danger at home and on the road. Between the hours of 6 p.m. on December 31 and 6 a.m., on January 1, there are 71% more alcohol-related accidents than any other day of the year. This puts many people, even ones who plan accordingly, into unneeded danger.
In relation to ‘Dry January’, sober driving can ensure the safety of both you and other drivers on the roads this year. This specific resolution can help to lower the number of alcohol-related accidents on major holidays like New Year’s Eve and avoid unneeded accidents altogether.
Keeping ‘Dry January” can be seen as a major challenge to many, but it is all about setting goals and sticking with them. One of the many ways can be to set weekly milestones and acknowledge each as they are achieved. Another great way is to inform your friends and family and allow them to encourage you during this time.
Though resolutions may read along the lines of saving money this year, ‘Dry January’ allows many the chance to save some serious bucks from buzzed or drunk driving incidents. It also allows many the opportunity to change their life for the better and celebrate a personal accomplishment.
At Rockingham Insurance, we want you to drive safely in 2023 and beyond. If you are looking for coverage, reach out to a local Rockingham agent today.