Skip The Hangover

So you made it through the holidays and New Years and back to work, but let’s be honest there was likely a hangover or two involved, and many promises to yourself about never drinking that much again. How do I know this, because I have made that promise to myself also.

This year really make that promise to yourself. I have some simple tips to help you avoid falling into that same trap, and I am not telling you to avoid your favorite cocktail or to skip out on a happy hour, I am just going to give you my tips to make it a little easier.

  1. Set a 3 drink maximum - A few years ago I made a promise to myself that I would limit my outings to three drinks max, and if I couldn't stick to my limit then I couldn't drink at all. Well guess what, with the thought of 3 drinks or none I continue to stick to my three drinks. I have cut out the shots, and stick to cocktails that take longer to sip on.

  2. Water is your friend - Alcohol dehydrates you, it leads to more frequent trips to the bathroom and an electrolyte imbalance. My trick is between each of your cocktails grab a glass of water with lemon, this will not only assist you in staying hydrated but it will also help you to not be that drunk person at the bar.

  3. Remember you are fun! - Often people tend to drink to loosen up a bit whether you are out with friends or on a date. Remember the people or person you are out with like you for who you are sober or after a few cocktails and you will like you a whole lot more when you aren't trying to piece together your night the next morning.

It's that easy folks! This year take a vow to love yourself, and be kind to yourself, be gentle and proud of who you are. A drink will not make you a better person, in fact I can never recall a time when I or anyone else preferred to be around the drunk person.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


Lauren Courtney

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