96 Beer Tokens Remain — A First Month’s learnings

I managed to only drink five times over the past month*. This included a 15 day stretch of not a single drop of alcohol.

How I feel most nights…

*If you missed the rules for 101 beer tokens Click here

It’s too early to tell if I’m going to make it, but it’s a good start. It even brings my new mathematical average up to eight drinking sessions per month from here on in.

But, I’m not going to bore you with a long-winded story about my findings, but for those interested, here’s some solid points about my January:



Token Days Off — Drink Less, Live More

(The things you do instead of drinking are ALMOST the most important things you learn)

It’s a knobhead thing to say — cue wanky American accent “ I quit drinking and I had so much time I started my own business. And now I’ve got a wife who hates me and got punched in the throat by a Mormon”. The last bit was for effect, BUT! I did start my own business in 2015 and all the logistics were finalised in January. Less drinking surely played a part.

GOODSEATS — Here it is

Stats: 5 Drinking Sessions. 2/5 worth it. £165 spent in total.

Finally, I was speaking with a friend the other afternoon - let’s call him Winston - and we were discussing abstaining from things and looking at life as one big experiment. The result: I’m turning this bad boy up and each month I’ll be relinquishing a privilege as well as doing the Token Game.

This month is porn…. Best get that date sorted!



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