7 Ways You Can Use The Dry January Trend To Kickstart Real Lifestyle Change
Dry January started back in 2012 as a challenge to live alcohol-free for 31 days. The trend caught on and now millions of people participate in Dry January every year. For many, the movement is about a lot more than cutting out alcohol. It is about reinventing oneself and creating a healthier lifestyle. But statistics don’t lie. Studies have shown that as many as 80% of New Year Resolutions fail. That’s often because people set unrealistic expectations.
Orca Communications spoke with Georgia Foster, a world-renowned hypnotherapist, top-selling author, international speaker, and creator of life-changing programs about how people can use the Dry January trend to kickstart real lifestyle change:
7 Ways You Can Use The Dry January Trend To Kickstart Real Lifestyle Change:
- Drink one big massive glass of water to hydrate yourself before you drink
- Alternate between what you are drinking and a glass of water
- Finish your drink completely before re-pouring
- Have your first drink an hour later than you normally would
- Don’t drink while being distracted by chopping vegetables or while at your computer
- Make your drinking experience a positive one by really tasting it, savoring it rather than gulping it
- Avoid negative people who drive you to drink
Source: Georgia Foster
Foster’s program, 7 Days to Drink Less, is for people who don’t necessarily want to cut alcohol altogether, but want to feel better and look better. Meanwhile, there’s never been a better time to cut back on alcohol consumption. Non Alcoholic cocktails, bars, and even breweries are popping up all over the country. We’ve curated a list of products to help your new booze-free (or booze-less) life fun and enjoyable:
Products for a Fun Dry January
Elevate Your Ice
Non-alcoholic beverages deserve to look just as fancy as expensive cocktails. The Ice Designer is an innovative brass plate that makes the perfect addition to your home bar! The Ice Designer makes five different patterns when an ice cube is pressed on it. The thick, deep grooves in this highly conductive metal plate have patterns that emboss the ice fast, and last relatively long in a drink — plus they look really, really cool!
Go Ahead And Take A Shot
Gel Shotz gelatin is formulated to make fun shots for your next party. It is up to you to decide if you want to add alcohol or not. For non-boozers (especially kids), just replace the alcohol with cold water for a virgin, non-alcoholic treat. Finally, Jello Shots in nine grown-up cocktail flavors like margarita, Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan, and pina colada to name a few. Never again does your Jello shooter have to taste like cherry, blue raspberry, or lime.
Booze-like Cookies Without The Booze
We promise you’ve never had cookies like Molly Bz cookies before! These oversize gourmet cookies are infused with tasty alcohol extracts (without the alcohol). Indulge in a variety of imaginative and explosive flavor combinations, such as ‘The BOSSMAN,’ a maple buttercream meets real smokey bacon and whiskey flavoring cookie! Love Pina Coladas? How about Molly’s ‘Pina Colada’ cookie, packed full of flavor with white chocolate, shredded coconut, and coconut rum, topped with white chocolate and fruit pebbles! And don’t get us started on Molly’s ‘BE Cordial’ cookie, crafted with semi-sweet chocolate and maraschino cherry halves and topped with a cherry and amaretto extract! Molly Bz has eight scrumptious flavors to choose from–truly something for everyone to love!
Exercise To Stay Focused
One of the best ways to be successful with any new year resolution is to focus on a healthy mind and body. Plankpad helps you do that! The Plankpad is the world’s first app-supported total body trainer that combines workouts with games. Instead of just fighting the clock, the app (available for iOS and Android) motivates intense workouts through varied games. Simply place your smartphone or tablet on the board, lean on it in the plank position, and control the games through your movements. The games challenge your playful ambition and distract you from the strenuous workout.