14 Things I’ve Learned from 5 Years without Drinking Alcohol?

14 Things I’ve Learned from 5 Years without Drinking Alcohol?

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14 Things I’ve Learned from 5 Years without Drinking Alcohol?

A couple of days ago, I celebrated five years in my new life, a life without alcohol. More importantly to me, alcohol mastery is five years old today. To mark the occasion, I made this post on 14 of the most important things that I’ve learned during those 5 years without alcohol. I hope you enjoy.

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  • Dave

    Reply Reply January 4, 2018

    Excellent vid Kev and Congratulations on 5 years. A real heartfelt cracker of a vid! I am on 2.5 years now and like you say – my life also has massively improved in all areas. Social life is different but the time I have now I can focus on the stuff I really want to do and be.

    I would like to make a modest donation to recognise what you have done to help me and so the the work goes on and helps more people. I will do this again when poss.
    What is the best way method doing this?

    Happy New Year, Cheers! and thank you.

  • Peter

    Reply Reply January 4, 2018

    It has been fun to watch you evolve over the past few years. While I think your general message about alcohol is still the same, you have added a few new twists as they are discovered. All good.

    What I took away from this video:

    – Breaking the cycle of drinking and recovering. I was latched into that cycle for 45 years and it was totally integrated into my lifestyle. Old habits are certainly hard to break, but I finally (somehow) became tired of the treadmill I was on and decided it was time to seriously try another path. Turned out it was the path to more happiness and better health.

    – Understanding how alcohol (and all drugs) handicap your mind. Life becomes so much easier and manageable with a clear head. And your productivity increases dramatically when you aren’t recovering from the drain of hangovers on a regular basis.

    – Improved relationships. I seriously think I could have lost my wife because of my allegiance to alcohol versus my allegiance to her. I was much more self-interested when drinking and now tend to better appreciate the perspectives of others.

    Keep up the good work Kevin!

  • Troutnut1

    Reply Reply January 4, 2018

    Bravo on 5 years Kevin! I am happy for you. Just celebrated 19 years and I agree with everything in this clip. You say it so much better than I can and so I am grateful to have you. My life has exploded with great things and great health since quitting too. It also allowed me to quit smoking 16+ years ago. Formerly. It was a race to see which would kill me first. Google “comorbidity”. Happy New Years from your friend in Montana, USA. Dennis

  • Dominic Kelly

    Reply Reply January 4, 2018

    Well done Kevin, congrats on the 5 year anniversary. Keep up the great work.

  • Dave

    Reply Reply January 5, 2018

    Absolutely great vid, as always, Kev. I fell off the wagon (again) but decided 1st January 2018 would be Day 1 of sobriety. I think the significance of the date has helped. It’s only been 5 days, but I’m already feeling better. Your no-BS advice has really helped. Thanks a million.

  • rebecca

    Reply Reply January 5, 2018

    Well done Kevin I just hope its not too late for me I am 75 and I am on day 5 with no alcohol and doing well

  • ronnie

    Reply Reply January 6, 2018

    It amazes me how people always say you dont understand im worse than you .its just more enforcement defending the alcohol and all y the insanity i say spend a week without it and be reborn

  • ronnie

    Reply Reply January 7, 2018

    Hi Kev love your vids but i think its impossible to physically drink 20 to 25 pints a day sorry

  • Ann

    Reply Reply January 8, 2018

    Hi Kevin, thanks for all you do, it got me through. I gave last year on 7th September and haven’t had a drink since. I was drinking ar least a bottle of wine nightly, usually more and a bottle of vodka daily on the weekend. I drank like that for over 20 years. I could not have gotten through the first few days and weeks without your guidance, thank you. I intend to keep it going. It gets better ever week.

  • Cat Preston

    Reply Reply January 9, 2018

    loved this vid Kevin! Congrats on 5 yrs sober…you have helped me beyond what I thought was possible. I watch you every single morning with my porridge and tea and try to emulate all you teach. I have been able to quit smoking cigs, quit drinking alcohol, and I eat plant based 100%!!! I’ve always been an active person so that hasn’t changed. I am 63yo and finally feel like I’m really living…Thank you from the bottom of my heart from here in NH USA!!!…x

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