In January 2018, The Telegraph listed the following 10 most common New Year’s resolutions.

  1. Exercise more (38 per cent)

  2. Lose weight (33 per cent)

  3. Eat more healthily (32 per cent)

  4. Take a more active approach to health (15 per cent) =

  5. Learn new skill or hobby (15 per cent) =

  6. Spend more time on personal wellbeing (12 per cent) =

  7. Spend more time with family and friends (12 per cent) =

  8. Drink less alcohol (12 per cent) =

  9. Stop smoking (9 per cent)

  10. Other (1 per cent)

I am very happy to see “Drink less alcohol” made the top 10 list.

However, reading the article made me think. Why not reduce holiday stress, drama, and anxiety by practicing moderation a month earlier?

It’s December 1st, are you ready to take the challenge? Then let’s just do it. Let’s avoid the regrets, and enjoy a clear-headed month of Merry!

Wine makes you mean, beer makes you quarrelsome—a staggering drunk is not much fun (Proverbs 20:1 MSG).