Starting the day right sets the tone for the day ahead – this can be difficult to do if you are nursing a hangover. If you start the day complaining (which you will do if you have a hangover), chances are that you will carry that attitude throughout the day.
This might make you react to something in a negative manner that you might not have reacted to otherwise – this is more harmful if you have to go to the office the day after drinking your guts out or worse, attend a meeting or give a presentation.
Being in a foul mood can also affect your decision-making skills – ask your bank account. If only our bank accounts could talk about the number of useless things people buy when drunk – I think the accounts would have needed a drink themselves.
Being clear-headed is really important to make decisions that are beneficial in the long run. It is important to plan ahead. If you know that you have something important the next day then you will have to consciously not go all out at the party.
If you can get a day of rest for your body to recover then that is the best scenario. Even after knowing the number of drinks we can have in a day for it to be counted as safe drinking, there are days when we do end up drinking way more than the recommended amount.
Once in a while isn’t wrong so knowing how to deal with the consequences is a great way to not regret it the next morning and not ruin the next day.
- Get a full night’s sleep so that you are not groggy when you wake up and don’t have a mean headache.
- Be sure to drink plenty of water.
- Drink warm milk or even coffee to get your system back to full alert.
- Make sure to have a healthy breakfast the next morning to help with dealing with the hangover and also to get some energy back.
Starting your day with positive affirmations is also a great way to start the day right and also boost confidence in yourself – I know it’s the last thing that you are going to want to do when you feel like your body is made of lead. But, it lets you know that you have your back no matter what, that you trust yourself, and also that you believe in yourself. This allows you to work with a certainty that only comes from believing in yourself.
If you don’t remember to hold back the night before you go to work then you will have to find ways for it to not seep into your workday. Either be mindful of not creating a situation like that or be smart to have ways to deal with the consequences of letting go the night before.