Imagine how much more productive your life could be without hangovers. For so long they have been seen by most as a necessary evil in the pursuit of having a good time, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Countless Sundays spent ordering take-away from your couch with the curtains still drawn, workdays wasted staring blankly at your screen with a headache, and each minute taking an age to pass by.
Not only will your weekends improve, but you’ll relise you don’t have to be a slave to the working week timetable. You can head out on a Thursday, Wednesday, hell even a Tuesday or Monday, and still show up bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to kick ass in work the next day.
Here’s a list of things you can finally do now that hangovers are a thing of the past:
Experience a pleasant Sunday morning.
No-hangover Sunday mornings truly are blissful. Your favourite chill playlist on as you sit there in your loosely tied dressing gown, 2 liberally buttered slices of toast and a cup of coffee on the table. A good book in hand as the morning sun dances through the open window and across the room. Heaven.
Go to a gig on a weeknight and actually enjoy it.
Go to see a band you like on a Wednesday night, have a few drinks with your friends and who knows, maybe even stay out past midnight!
Visit your mother.
Imagine the joy on her face when you show up on a Sunday afternoon for a cup of tea, clear eyed and fresh faced, ready to hear all about the neighbours new extension. She won’t believe her eyes. And guess what, you’ll be so glad you did it.
This one is pretty obvious. Weekends don’t have to be a complete write-off. Exercise triggers a release of dopamine and serotonin in the body and is a great way keep your mental health on an even keel.
Do better at work.
Hangovers seriously effect your performance at work. Just imagine the employee you could be if you didn’t spend every Monday staring into space after a heavy weekend and every Friday recovering from Thursday drinks. Start to actually becoming a productive and effective employee.
Do something naturey.
Monday to Friday you’re in the office or WFH, and on weekends you are either in bars or recovering from being in bars. It’s about time you spent more time in nature. No hangover means you’ll have your Sundays to get back out there, breath the fresh air, feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back. Head for a long country walk or cycle, take a trip to the beach, have a picnic in the park. Gets those natural endorphins going.
Find a new hobby.
Less time recovering from hangovers means more time to explore new hobbies and interests. Ever wonder how some people have so many cool passions and hobbies? It’s because they don’t spend half of their life recovering from tequila shots. Start painting, DIY, yoga, baking, learn an instrument, photography, a new sport, go sea swimming. There are endless ways to make better use of your time on earth than lying around waiting for the headache and sick feeling in your stomach to pass.
Actually pursue your old hobbies.
Buried in cupboards, drawers and storage spaces all over the world are reminders of ideas we once had that hangovers put a stop to. A guitar gathering dust, a set of paints still in their packaging, weights repurposed as a doorstop. Time to get it together and give those hobbies a proper go.
Stop completing Netflix.
Most peoples weekdays consist of going from ‘bad screen’ at work for 8 hours to ‘good screen’ at home for 5 hours. Life is short. Stop wasting it on your couch watching crap TV. Do something with your evenings. Go out and enjoy yourself on weeknights with the freedom of knowing you can show up to work the next day feeling fresh as a daisy.
Actually follow through on plans to meet up.
As grown adults, your communication with your friends should go a little further than sending each other memes and drunk 2am conversations over a cigarette. Meet up for a meal on a Sunday, play a sport or exercise together, go to a museum or gallery. Not being hungover means you’ll have the time to actually stick to those plans you made the night before.