Alcohol consumption is completely normalized in our society. A friend of mine casually said yesterday, “Oh yah, alcoholism is totally gonna be on the rise during this pandemic.” And she’s right, it most likely is. In fact, the governor of my state (Colorado) deemed alcohol to be an essential item and liquor stores to be essential services.
While I’m thrilled for any business that gets to remain open during these unprecedented and scary times, I think it’s worth paying attention to that message and asking the question: Is alcohol essential and necessary in times of stress?
I don’t think it is. I know a lot of people will disagree with me, hell a few years back I would have disagreed with me. But I also know I’m not alone on an island with this idea. So if you are reaching for alcohol to quell your current stress but you think maybe you don’t want to be doing that . . . please check out the video below and come back to the blog for videos, tips, and creative ways to deal with stress without alcohol.
And in the meantime, live in love 💛 and light 💡