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Decided to give up alcohol this year, simply as an experiment. I would like to see first hand the health benefits. Can anyone speak to how they felt after giving this up?

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I think you're a hundred percent right on the stress relief and I've got to believe that legal weed is going to lead to a lot less drinking for the people in our industry someday.

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Now in fact. It’s legal in many states and I prefer it

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What makes it easier is if you work all the time and have no social life you won’t even realize you are not drinking!

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I gave up alcohol many times then would have a drink here or there, haven’t had a drink in over a year now. It’s just a waste of time, gets you out of your normal thinking, and you don’t have to worry about feeling crappy anymore in morning. I would highly recommend it. You actually will be happier and more driven. Now I must disclose, you will have to fill the void of not drinking if you struggle so stay busy, “idle hands are the devils workshop.” So I stay in Gods word, workout, and am a vegan now. I’m 5 years in the business and almost doing 850k production. I tell you this because being healthy can really have an impact in your life both at work and at home. God bless my friend!

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I quit for about 3 months. I felt more energized, clear headed, and I lost weight and felt better. I think alcohol is a stress relief for many in our industry.

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Not a year but at least 3-4 months. I felt great and even lost weight. If I woke up with a headache not because of a hangover and that was a nice feeling. I must admit I felt great. I am also quitting it at least enjoying a glass at my book club once a month and nothing else.

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I quit for two months. Lost a ton of weight. Actually wife is complaining I’ve lost too much. It was good for awhile, I was certainly drinking too much. But I’m back to my old patterns. It was making money and growing the business. I can’t really say for sure if quitting forever is a good or a bad. This business has so much drinking. Every conference I got to, the top producers can drink me under the table and they’re just getting started.

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Uber type A personality seems to apply to almost everything it seems...

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Mostly gave it up except the occasional one scotch if socializing on the weekend. Lost weight. Clear head in the office even on monday mornings.

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Also, if anyone has any strategies they used to make this easier, please share. I did give up alcohol for a year before, but that was 10+ years ago...

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I've been contemplating this. I'm more interested in productivity benefits though. I have a few drinks before bed several nights a week. It's nice to unwind and relax but I end up staying up too late and being less than 100% the next morning.

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I have given it up for stretches at a time just to give myself a break. I felt better, more energy,clearer head, healthier. I still drink mostly beer and in moderation. Everything in moderation and you should be good.

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