20 reasons to love hangover free weekends

Oh how I love waking up on a Saturday or Sunday with no hangover. How much do I love it? Let me count the ways…

1) They start with a delicious, snuggly, leisurely wake up

2) I don’t have a sick tummy

3) I don’t have a pounding head

4) I don’t have a steady stream of angst-ridden thoughts

5) I don’t have crippling guilt and regret

6) After I get up all I do is boil the jug and feed the dog

7) I don’t need to sit on the loo for an extended period of time

8) I don’t need to neck a couple of pain killers

9) I don’t need to check the recycling bin to see what empties are in there

10) I don’t need to wash wine glasses feeling bad about myself

11) I’m not confused about my emotions

12) I’m not adding any layers of booze-induced angst on top of genuine feelings

13) Most of the time I feel very normal, calm and content

14) I look forward to my day knowing I don’t have to wait for my hangover to fade

15) I look forward to the day knowing I don’t have to wrestle with myself about whether to drink again that night

16) I look forward to the day knowing my family are going to get the best version of me I can naturally offer

17) I can vividly remember how miserable my hungover weekend mornings used to be and I am so grateful I don’t live that way any more

18) I can spend my weekend with the glorious knowledge that I have turned my life around and beaten my addiction to alcohol

19) I can spend my weekend knowing I’m in a really cool gang of brave and amazing sober people

20) Hangover free weekend mornings are the best because they just are. If you don’t believe me try one for yourself. Because no-one ever woke up regretting NOT drinking the night before!

Mrs D xxx

  1. Deepak Luthra 2 years ago

    Mrs. D…..I am on my 1083rd day hangover free…after abusing alcohol for 22 years. .I can easily relate to each and every reasons mentioned above….best of luck to all planning soberity

  2. HOllyLama 2 years ago

    For me it’s having a Big Labor day party and getting up in the next morning and riding my bike 20 miles and Kyaking 5 in the afternoon. LOVE MY SOBER LIFE!!!!!

  3. JR 2 years ago

    Fantastic list, especially about angst and axiety feelings! and how my family, friends and MYSELF get the best version of me!! Thank you!

  4. Hammer123 2 years ago

    20 great reasons! I have a couple of my own to add
    – going for a hike in the morning and enjoying it instead of dreading it.
    – my golf performance is better, beat my best score ever by 2 strokes this year and did it twice! Never left after 9 holes because I was too hung over or mad about how bad I was playing!

  5. Poppy88 2 years ago

    Same Cath, all day and night, wishing your life away so you could get to the next day and not feel like crappola. Do absolutely not miss that at all, and did it enough that the memories will last a lifetime. Happy day 🙂

  6. Mari135 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this…it is perfect…. oxoxoxxoxox Just what I needed to remind myself of how far I have come and how safe and healthy life is these days compared to last year….

  7. Anonymous 2 years ago

    Brilliant!!-I’d forgotten all of these excellent benefits,so encouraging.Thank you.

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  9. Cath 2 years ago

    I love going to bed sober and waking up natural me. Any symptoms I feel are legit and not hangover induced. No more days lying in bed or on the couch sleeping off an all day hangover. My hangovers would last all day and night. No more. 84 days of the raw true me.

  10. Cinderella 2 years ago

    20 full on yes’s to that Mrs D. I still multi task heaps but at least it’s done with much more style than ever before. Having that lingering tiredness and constant shame , I’m so glad to see the aRSe end of it and that’s the honest truth 🙂 xox

  11. Ellen 2 years ago

    Love, love, love being sober and waking up without a hangover on weekends (and every day)!! Every one of these reasons resonates with me. No guilt, no worrying about my previous evening’s behavior and no raging headache. I’ll take it! Thank you, Mrs D. xo

  12. barnmomma 2 years ago

    A huge “YES” to all of these, Mrs. D! 🙂

  13. JM 2 years ago

    All fantastic reasons!! Yes, there was so much layering of regret and angst, on top of whatever else was going on in my life. Getting my life back, with its ups and downs, occasional loneliness + anxieties, is so precious! x

  14. Libertynow 2 years ago

    Yes! All of these @mrs-d , thanks for this. A great reminder of how things have changed for the better….waking up FEELING ALIVE is the only way to wake up these days xxx

  15. Ladyhawke 2 years ago

    I can relate to all of those. I used to not only have to wash the wine glasses but would then find 1/2 filled wine glasses throughout the house, the ones i’d forget about while drinking and then go and get another one . Or the time recently when we were buying new curtains and the person came in to measure up and there on the floor beside the chair I sit in was half a bottle of red i’d forgotten about. OMG – never again!!

  16. Flourishing 2 years ago

    Love this @mrs-d – these and so many more are all the reasons I don’t drink. 😉

  17. Sunny_Disposition 2 years ago

    These are all fab reasons Mrs D. I’ve just been thinking today when I woke up that I’ve always told everyone I’m “no good on mornings” & “I’m not a morning person” & I realised today mornings aren’t actually that bad when your feeling well rested & not suffering the affects of a hangover! So who knows? Maybe I’ll become a morning person now im no longer drinking 🙂

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  18. Jo 2 years ago

    Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!!

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