Dry January blog – Week 1

SAVE ITEM
Dean Royles

08 / 1 / 2014 2.56pm

It’s been an interesting first week of Dry January, both from a personal perspective and as an organisation leading a campaign to support NHS organisations and staff on this important public health issue.

They say that one of the important things about large scale change is about constant reframing for different guidances. And it seems to work!

Although I have had a fair bit of peer pressure to ‘just have a crafty pint’, I have also had lots of support, just by framing it right.

I tell my dad its saving me money. He’s from Yorkshire so was immediately convinced!

I tell my mum, it’s good for my health. I’m her first born so she is very supportive.

I tell my kids about the impact of alcohol on the NHS. They are used to me talking about the NHS as a great institution that we need to look after and preserve, so they are happy to appreciate what I’m doing mostly!

I tell myself I’m sleeping better and I’m sure I am!

So, so far so good – still not got the skin of a 20 year old or long flowing locks but its early days!  There is loads of support for our campaign in the NHS too. Next week we start our daily tips so keep a look out.

If you aren’t getting support and encouragement, try reframing...

I’m off now to save the environment by turning the house lights off. Nothing to do with saving money!

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