Iím not a teetotal, but neither am I a big drinker. Pour me a delicious tropical cocktail and Iíll probably finish it in about an hour and want a glass of water for my next beverage.
Drinking is more of a social duty for†me, rather than lavishing in its taste. Maybe it was the antics when I was 18 which wore me out for adulthood.
Plus, the hangover the next day makes the whole drinking session pointless. There are people who arenít able to stop drinking once they start, so here are some tips if this includes you.
Stop Drinking The Easy Way
We get that a bad week can make you want to drink away your memories, but once your temples are thumping the next day, youíre back to reality Ė and feeling worse.
If youíre at a bar or party, choose singles, never doubles. Bartenders will try to tempt you by assuming youíre having a double. Save your cash, the calories and the hangover. If youíre a wino, stick with small sizes all night.
Most times, if youíre bored or out with new people, youíll clutch onto your glass and sip whenever thereís an awkward silence or youíre jaded.
This is one of the quickest ways to get drunk without even realising it. Keep your hands busy to distract yourself from mindlessly sipping. Alternatively, you can try the next tipÖ
Order a non-alcoholic beverage in-between alcohol. This will keep you hydrated and make you feel like youíre still included in†the party action, without feeling rough the next day.
Try to find a non-alcoholic alternative to enjoy your time and limit your alcohol intake. A Diet Coca-Cola is too typical, so ask the bartender what options they have.
Depending on the class of your venue, mocktails can be delicious and subconsciously make you feel like youíre drinking when youíre not; the glass and garnishing play a huge part.
You donít have to drink to have fun and most of us are more exciting without alcohol anyway.
Stop drinking and pace yourself so you donít end up like a fool or feeling sick the next day.†Drink responsibly and enjoy the company surrounding you, not whatís in your hand.