How to Sober Up: A Step By Step Guide To Get You Through Your Day Without Getting Drunk
In case you are still not sure what to do after getting out of the bar or club, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get yourself through your day without getting drunk.
1) Make a plan.
You need to make a plan of action.
What are you going to do? Where are you going to go? Who will you see? When will you return home?
And so on…
It’s best if these plans are specific and concrete, because once you start wandering around aimlessly, it becomes very difficult to come back at any given moment.
2) Decide where to stay.
If you’re staying with friends, then it’s a good idea to have some sort of plan in place. If you’re staying alone, then you’ll just have to figure things out as they happen. However, if you’re planning on going somewhere else, such as work or school, make sure that there is someone present who can take care of all your needs when necessary (and preferably better than yourself).
3) Sleep it off.
It’s a good idea to sleep off the alcohol in your system with some help from painkillers (if needed). The more you can get stuff out of your head, the better. If you haven’t set any plans, then its best to just sleep as the day goes on.
4) See the sunlight again.
The best way to get your head straight is by exposing yourself to sunlight. This helps with chemicals and stuff in the brain and makes you feel much better. If you can’t get out, then try opening all the windows around you and sit near them. You’ll feel much better afterwards (even if it’s freezing cold outside).
5) Eat something.
Take some time to eat something. Even if you’re not hungry, try eating something small like a banana or an apple. You can even grab fast food on your way to wherever you’re going. Eating something is always a good idea because it gets your body prepared to do stuff and helps keep it energized.
If you really can’t be bothered, then take some energy drinks!
6) Get some rest.
Even if you don’t feel tired, go to sleep for a few hours. It’ll help your body regenerate and you’ll feel much better after waking up. If you’re going out again later, then set an alarm so you don’t miss out on anything!
You should know that most of these steps are all common sense. The only one that requires thought is the first one, because you have to make a plan for your day. Everything else is pretty much just common sense and something that your body just automatically tells you to do.
If you’re struggling with any of these steps, then you might want to rethink whether going out drinking is such a good idea.
How to not get drunk or hung over after a night out
There is a way to go out drinking and still feel fine the next morning. It’s called drinking in moderation. No, it doesn’t mean drink for five hours and then call it a night. It means to drink in such a way that you won’t feel any ill effects the next day.
Let’s say you go out on Friday night. You can still go out, have fun, and not feel like crap the next morning. All you have to do is follow these five simple rules:
Only have one drink every hour. This will keep your blood alcohol content low and prevent you from getting sick. Stay with one drink for at least two hours before moving on to something else. Rotate between sodas, water, juice, coffee, and other non-alcoholic drinks.
Alternate your drinks every 30 minutes to two hours. Try to eat some food while you’re drinking. This could help absorb the alcohol and keep it from going straight to your head. Don’t drink more than two inebriating drinks per hour. This means you can’t have more than two beers, wines, or liquors within a one hour time period.
These five rules are a great way of going out and still feeling fine the next day. If you follow these, then you’ll never have to worry about a hangover again!
Hopefully after reading this article you have a better idea on what to do the next time you go out. Just remember to have fun and stay safe!
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