Tis the season to be...what? Back to work? Off the booze? On the scales far too often? Not awfully jolly, then...
The new year has started with a big push to promote the benefits of a drink-free month. Most people have heard of Dry January and more and more of us are giving it a go.
It’s a sound idea, especially so for a region where a few too many people like a few too many drinks.
But it isn’t easy. Quite a lot of us are going to fail to get through January without a drink. Some of us may have thrown in the towel already.
If so, don’t fret. Going booze-free for a month is an achievement, but cutting back on the booze is an achievement too. If you drink every day, make some days alcohol-free. If you drink four or five days a week cut it back to one or two.
And no bingeing on February 1. Let’s all go for a dryer 2015.