I hope everybody had a fun 4th of July; I know I did!! I ate, I drank, I ate, I drank, I drank, I drank, I drank. Yep, it happens to the best of us. I almost expected to have a pounding headache today, but last night I took some smart precautions to get me through the morning, and to work on time!
1. Drink plenty of water.
Always alternate your drinks with water. Alcohol is dehydrating, and the lack of water is what causes that pounding headache in the morning. By drinking plenty of water, you also reduce your overall alcohol consumption, and you won’t get nearly as wasted!
2. Eat something!
This is for the night of drinking and the morning after. Never drink on an empty stomach. You’ll absorb the alcohol much faster if you do, and it’s a sure-fire way to be miserable the next morning. You’ll also need to eat breakfast in the morning to get your energy levels back to normal.
3. Get plenty of rest.
Sleep the day away if you have to. Call in to work if you need to (but not if you’re on probation). A hangover isn’t a legitimate excuse for missing work, so you’ll have to turn up the theatrics to convince your boss that you’re really sick. Good luck with this tactic after a holiday though.
4. Don’t drink alcohol.
The best way to avoid a hangover is to not drink alcohol at all. There’s no hangover to be had when you’re sober!