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Why consumers are giving up alcohol in 2019

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Alcohol is a product that is almost everywhere around the world. That means that you will find consumers drinking alcohol everywhere you go.

Sometimes, as good as the drink can be, alcohol can be very destructive. People find it to be the best way to celebrate an event, enjoy their weekend, or deal with stress, among other reasons. However, statistics prove that alcohol could be more harmful than what meets the eye.

 

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What makes quitting so difficult?

The terrible thing about alcohol is that it starts with a single sip. A user will then develop a habit, and before you know it, you form a pattern, which leads to severe addiction. When it gets to this part, addiction level, many people struggle to quit.

However, you can find help from various professionals. Other factors that may cause addicts to relent:

 

  •    They feel lonely
  •    It is their primary way of having fun
  •    Guilt, which leads to depression

 

If you get to a point where you require stopping this terrible habit, it is proper that revisit some of the benefits that come with a free-alcohol body. Here are some of the reasons that are causing most consumers to quit in 2019.

 

  1. They are focusing on becoming healthy

Alcohol is a drug, and therefore it contains toxins. These toxins are harmful to the body; hence, it would force the liver to overwork in eliminating the toxic substances out of your body.

Therefore, it means that your liver would deteriorate in the way it functions. Other body organs affected by alcohol addiction include the heart and the skin. If you are keen, you will notice that most people’s skin color changes after engaging in drinking.

Experts also say that most people tend to look younger once they learn how to stop drinking.

 

  1. They want to become mentally healthy

One thing that most drunkards will complain of the moment they wake up is constant headaches or a terrible hangover.

Remember, your body has been overworking itself. For that reason, your brain may not be as stable as usual. Once you quit drinking, your mind should get back in its normal state. It also assists you to focus best as well.

Understand that hangovers tend to create a craving for carbohydrates, which make it a challenge if you want to lose weight.

 

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  1. They want to be emotionally stable

Well, many people tend to make rash decisions when they drink. Sometimes they can end up in trouble with authorities or even losing their most precious relationships.

Those who quit drugs get a second chance at improving themselves and the people around them. You could use your sobriety as an advantage of getting back your relationship with

your loved ones. Alcohol has a way of pulling you away from the people around you.

Besides, being sober comes with numerous benefits including the ability to make conscious decisions.

 

  1. The need to save money

Statistics show that people use a lot of money in binge drinking. Organizing a party alone can be expensive, mainly when you include alcohol in your budget.

Take a bold step and calculate the amount of beer that you take in a year. If you do an honest evaluation, you will notice that you waste a lot of cash. Rather than spending it, you could use it to make investments or educate yourself.

 

Conclusion

Deciding to quit takes courage. If you cannot do it, look for people who will stand by your decision. They should be people who overcame the urge or loved ones who would like if you quit this habit.

Once you do that, it is proper to get help from a qualified expert.

 

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How to plan a great weekend trip with kids

We love travelling and creating memories as a family. Which is why we try to explore our surroundings as much as we can, and travel internationally at least twice a year. So vacations and a weekend trip is always on the radar. We are yet to go anywhere this year for many reasons. However, travel is still on the cards. We just need to get organised and get a holiday booked (we are usually so last minute on travel related plans for many other reasons but we are getting better).

 

 

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We have been on a few trips within the country this year. Our first trip was to Birmingham for 2 nights for new year. Then we visited Chelmsford Essex in February for a weekend away. And we spent the spring break in London and Essex. We were there for 2 weeks exploring the cities, and it was a lot of fun. I am kind of a mini guru when it comes to planning a weekend trip with kids. My twins are 5 years old, and we have been travelling around and outside the country since there were babies. So I kind of know what to do when it comes to comes travelling with children.

 

Here are some of my tried and tested tips –

 

Plan your trip well in advance

I am a very organised person, which is why I like planning our trips before we go. I always have a packing list so I don’t leave anything behind. There is also another list; I usually call this list the itinerary list. This itinerary list contains our plans for the actual trip. So places we plan to visit, prices for attractions, alternative attractions, travel routes, and so on. That way I know what to expect and I prepare myself and the kids for it. Planning in advance also allows me space out our activities so we are not too shattered. This preparation usually helps our trip go really smoothly.

 

Book child-friendly accommodation

When booking a hotel for our trips, we ensure we pick a child-friendly accommodation. So spacious rooms with beds for the kids is a must. A hotel with good internet connection, restaurant, room service and concierge to help with the luggage. I also like great customer service, which is why I make sure to check Trip Advisor’s website for reviews. That way we don’t get any nasty surprises.

 

Involve the kids

I make sure to get the kids involved in our trips. They know well in a advance where we are going and we plan to do there. I also get them involved in packing before the trip and activities while holidaying. I find that getting them involved gets them all excited and keeps them well behaved.

 

 

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Have snacks and entertainment ready

I never leave the house for hours with the kids without snacks. Having snacks and some form of entertainment while out and about with children definitely helps. My crossbody bag comes in really handy for popping little snacks in, especially when we are on the move. They definitely make our trips go

 

Stick to the routine

We try to stick to our routine as much as possible when holidaying. Sometimes it is not possible at all to do so, but we try our best. Routines are so important with young children, and they help them behave better. Which is why we try to stick to ours when on holiday. Children thrive on a routine, so it is important to implement this even when on vacation.

 

Do you have any tips for planning a great weekend trip with kids? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.

 

 

How to Have An Intimate Wedding

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Many couples agree that when it comes to weddings; intimate and low-key beats a huge overly fussy event. Couples crave a more personal, intimate celebration with fewer people. It means that there’s more time for you to spend with your guests and really enjoy the day and everyone’s special contributions. So how do you have an intimate wedding? Check out these wedding tips below. 

 

Set A Smaller Budget

You might want to maximise your budget by having a minimal number of guests. You might prefer a small and cosy lunch at your favourite restaurant with your nearest and dearest than a bland hall full of more than 200 guests that you don’t know very well. Potentially invite only immediate family to the ceremony and have a larger get-together for your friends and colleagues. It might be an idea to even serve smaller ‘finger-food’ plates instead of a lavish sit-down meal. A smaller wedding means not cutting corners, just to ensure that you have a larger turnout. It might be worthwhile considering cutting the guest list in half to ensure that you get all that you’ve envisioned on the day.

 

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Go All-Out For Your Guests

A small wedding gives you the opportunity to really impress your guests. You can really roll out the red carpet for your guests and give them the VIP treatment. You could put together elaborate gift bags or luxurious spa treatments for them in the lead up to the big day. The limits really are endless. Keeping things small means that all the extra details, that just aren’t possible when the guest list exceeds several pages, are suddenly possible.

 

Don’t Forget The Details

When planning a small wedding day, be sure to give care when it comes to the finer details. It’s not necessary to hire a wedding consultant or specialist but be aware that tiny little hiccups that may have gone unnoticed at a much larger event will be glaringly obvious at a more intimate do.

 

Get Some Awesome Entertainment

A fabulous part of having an intimate wedding- everyone can get involved. With fewer people to worry about, you can really go to the effort of making them feel like they are truly a part of your special day and make sure that everyone is having a blast. Don’t want the typical cheesy wedding singer repertoire? Take a look at some Alternative wedding singers, like the ones at this website.  

 

Have A Destination Wedding

Take advantage of having a small number of your nearest and dearest and plan a destination wedding. Grab a cheap flight over to a Balearic beach or hire out a small cottage in the countryside for the weekend. Stretching out the festivities a few chilled days of eating, drinking and being merry, allows you to relax, and really bond with your guests.

Do you any tips for having an intimate wedding? Please share in the comments section below.

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