For the first time in over a year, we are now all being afforded the opportunity to finally socialise in pubs, bars and restaurants. Whether it is a company-wide celebration, family get-together or just going to the pub with friends, we can all raise a glass to the welcome return of normality.
However, this time can be tough for the newly sober. The expectation of making up for lost time is an intense pressure for those that do not wish to drink.
Remember, it’s not what’s in your glass which dictates the success of an evening, it’s the mood you’re in, the people you are with, the atmosphere and a whole host of other factors. There is nothing like returning home after a great night knowing you genuinely had fun, that you were present and living in the moment, along with great memories.
So, if you do fancy a cheeky tipple, think about being mindful in your drinking – it’s all about preparation and having a limit in mind and sticking to it. Gone are the days curbing your alcohol intake meant sipping on watered down orange juice; there are so many chic options to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The more drunk others may become, the easier it will be to hide the fact you are not drinking or rationing your alcohol intake. Your body will thank you for it – particularly the morning after when others are nursing hangovers – you can be quietly smug that you’re feeling great!