Why Cheat Days are a MUST

I recently saw a post on Pinterest with all these rules for cheat days. But…isn’t the point of having a cheat day to have no rules? 

Cheat days are usually used in diets where a person would allow themselves to basically screw their diet and eat whatever they want for a day. For me this is usually the day that throws me completely off the wagen and ends my diet… buut that’s besides the point. 

My point is that I think everyone should INSIST on having regular cheat days. And not just in terms of a diet, but in everyday life. 

A day with no rules.

Allow yourself to have a day where you do NO work, eat what you want, drink anything you’d like, and just be alive. 

Even if you are the boss and you think your company revolves around you, you need to allow yourself days where you just stay in bed and drink wine.

Yes, it might be hard to get back into your boring routine after cheating – but that’s the point! Let these days change your attitude, your way of living, throw you off balance and create new challenges for the future. 

I go ALL OUT with these days… they are not only something to look forward to and live for in the moment, but they are SO GOOD that they affect the rest of my life. 

Now I’m not saying that you should do something stupid like commit a murder ( I said break the rules not the law). Just do the things you would usually feel too guilty to do – guilt free. Do anything and everything that makes you happy. 

Switch off your phone, heck, just leave it at home. Don’t let ANYTHING interrupt your cheat day, and you will see what a positive impact it will make on you regular days. 

Because oh… will you have many regular days. 

From Almost 20 to Over 20 

This post might not be everyone’s cup of tea… well, maybe because it’s about alcohol. 

I’m almost in my mid 20s and I’m slowly starting to feel myself growing up. Maybe because so many of my stories start with “remember when we used to…” or end with “I can’t believe we did that”. 

Or maybe because so many of my friends are starting to quit drinking. 

I so vibrantly remember my 16 year old self’s first few times clubbing. The anxiety and excitement of drinking sourz shots and mixing vodka with soda and wondering if I’m drunk yet. 

I hear songs on the radio that used to play every night in every club. Songs that would stop my friends and I mid-sentence cause we HAD to go dance. 

Now does getting older mean no more drinking? For me it has become more day drinking. It’s gone from brandy and coke to wiskey and water. It’s gone from cheap beers on happy hour to wine tastings on Saturdays. 

It’s gone from “I’m so stressed about my test tomorrow, lets go out” to “I’ve had a long day, I need a drink” 

I still think my 21 year old self, who could get into the front of the line at any club cause she’s known all the bouncers since she was 16, is the coolest girl in town. I just know she had a lot to learn. 

Now she’s all grown up and knows a lot and life is different but I can’t helping thinking about her sometimes. 

And wondering… what would have happened if she never grew up?