How Are You Handling The Holidays?
The holiday season is a time of indulgence – often overindulgence – for many. For some, this might mean putting on a few extra pounds. For others, it means worsening or exacerbating their addictions. So this holiday season, give yourself the gift of sobriety. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Find alternatives to the classic boozy drinks. Eggnog especially is part of the celebration for many, and it’s easy to lose count of your drinks. Explore alcohol-free alternatives, or try drinking more water. If you’re drinking because you’re thirsty, make sure it’s water. You’ll find yourself more refreshed, and will be less inclined to drink less healthy beverages.
A time of old traditions, why don’t you pick up one of the less popular but equally important ones: the constitutional? Rather than sitting on the couch and passing out after a heavy meal, go for a walk. It can be a short hike or a stroll around the neighborhood, but you’ll feel more refreshed and ready to take on th the next day. It’s also an excellent sober activity and a way to connect with friends and family. Walking, talking, and exploring the world around you is just as important for your mental health as it is your physical health.