If you weren't aware, Dry July is a fundraising campaign that asks you to refrain from drinking alcohol during the month of July in order to raise money for people affected by cancer. Sign up for Dry July and abstain from drinking for the entire month of July. Additionally, they urge that you invite your loved ones and friends to sponsor you by reaching out to them during the month. The funds you raise will assist those impacted by cancer to live better lives. The non-profit Dry July organisation only uses donations for the benefit of cancer patients. This involves, among other things, cancer centre renovations, information and support services, specialised cancer nurses, and wellness programs.
Organisations helped by Dry July are:
- Cancer Council
- Bowel Cancer Australia
- McGrath Foundation
- Ovarian cancer - Cancer Australia
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia | PCFA
- The Leukaemia Foundation
By participating in Dry July, you're changing your own health and the lives of cancer patients, which is an awesome thing to do! Here are our top suggestions to assist you in getting ready and staying dry this July if you're having trouble doing so:
- Once you've signed up, socialise with other participants and form a Dry July team with your loved ones.
- Make the most of your non-hangover weekends by keeping busy!
- Get moving. Why not start a new exercise regimen while you're dry?
- Don’t forget why you started! Whatever spurred you to sign up, keep that in mind to help you stay strong during your dry period.
- Try a 30-day minimalism challenge
- Speak with your doctor or therapist if you're struggling, or even be open and honest about it with people you love and trust.
- Attempt to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night at the same time
- Try new recipes.
- Have a movie night with friends.
- The first step in changing your strategy is changing your mentality. Consider the task a "present to yourself" rather than thinking of the things you may miss out on!
Also, remember the fantastic health advantages of having a dry July. Participants have reported better sleep, increased energy and productivity, and no hangovers each year. Thus, by helping others, you are also benefiting yourself.