A sip of your favorite drink – a sip of water. Not only will it allow you to stay hydrated and avoid dramatic hangovers the next morning, but it will most importantly, contribute to the healthier amount of alcohol consumed on that occasion.
Before you dive into a drink, take a moment or two to appreciate the scent, the flavours, the texture, maybe even the colour of your drink. How does it make you feel? Does it match your mood and energy at that moment? Sip it with awareness and even focussed concentration. Trust me, it will feel different.
If relationships with alcohol are not in the most positive place for you,, take a notebook and write about it. Journaling about your drinking habits will help you identify your patterns of behavior, reactions and triggers that take you to a place where you’d rather not be.
Shots are “quick wins” when it comes to getting us drunk at the speed of light. In essence, they’re the opposite of being mindful. If a cocktail or even a glass of wine can last you a good half an hour, a shot will fly in seconds. Choose quality over quantity.
Understanding your threshold is essential yet wonderfully empowering. Being aware of when you’re feeling good, feeling yourself, feeling fine and being in charge of that state of mind is ultimately your connection point to mindful drinking.. It’s about staying in that moment and not crossing the line where you’re losing awareness of what and how much you drink, and what actions you take under the influence of extra alcohol. Your mindful drinking starts with feeling good and staying in that moment.
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