What are you assuming is true about a Christmas without Champagne?
If you're anything like me, you pride yourself on being informed. You have researched what milk is better for you - almond, oat, soy? You're up to speed on the harms of your teen spending too much time on social media. You're constantly trying to make the best, measured choices for you and your family.
But when it comes to drinking during the holiday season - are you informed? Setting the health risks of alcohol to the side for one minute because you probably know all of those already, are you informed about whether the assumptions you hold about alcohol during Christmas are true or not?
Here's what I mean...
One of the many assumptions I made about alcohol was that it made Christmas better. That Champagne went hand in hand with the festive season, holiday parties, family gatherings, and New Year's celebrations... That mulled wine and eggnog were essential to the holiday spirit.
What was Christmas without a champagne toast?
But when I was drinking, I never stopped to question these beliefs. Instead, I went on drinking as if it were true without gathering evidence to the contrary. Without checking to see if I was right. Without informing myself so I could make the best choice for myself and my loved ones.
When I tried it the other way, without drinking, I realized I had been wrong all along. For me, Christmas is better without being soaked with Champagne and wine. Much, much better.
I'm not asking you to abandon your beliefs and follow my journey blindly here, babe.
I want you to try it for yourself. Inform yourself, just like you do about everything else in your life.
Challenge what you believe to be true about alcohol during Christmas, and then try it the other way.
What if... WHAT IF... your holiday season could be better without it?
You will never know until you try.