Are two RDO’s Better than one
There was an ‘official’ RDO in the Victorian construction industry this week.
The rostered day off is a chance to spend time with family and friends, and take time out from the demands and stressors of work.
Count Me In recognises the importance of the RDO – so much so that we recommend construction workers consider taking at least two or more consecutive RDO’s as often as they can.
Count Me In created the RDO Challenge to support and encourage middle aged men working in the construction industry to take an unlimited number of alcohol free days or Rostered Drink’s Off.
Taking consecutive RDO’s or alcohol free days can be a manageable and achievable way to drink less. The benefits of taking this approach include improved sleep, reduced calorie consumption and the chance for your liver to have a break. Back to back to back RDO’s can be a first step towards changing your relationship with alcohol and reducing the chance of you drinking at risky levels.
So – we encourage middle aged men working in the construction industry to use the time, money and energy saved by taking an RDO to spend it with family and friends or to do something that doesn’t involve or create the expectation to drink alcohol to a risky level.