Happy holidays folks! How are we? Hope you all had an amazing Christmas? Mine was terrific. I had a swell time and received loads of presents. I have also missed blogging and writing. I have been off work since the 23rd and it has been a much-needed break. My holiday is still on. I am not back to business as usual until the new year. But I am slowly getting back into the swing of things.
We have been on the road quite a bit. Travelling here and there, and it has been incredibly busy over here. This holiday season has been super calm and it has given a lot of time to reflect. It is so easy to get carried away with the festive period and celebration here and there. But we need to always remember to safe and look out for each other.
This New Year season is a time to have good fun with your loved ones and stay safe whilst doing so. The staying safe part is so very important as a lot of us get carried away with the booze and even drugs. Being reckless is quite common during the holiday season. So it is important we remind ourselves of the things that do matter and where to get help if and when needed.
Here are 3 ways we can ensure we stay safe in the holiday season –
Eat before heading to the bar
Drinking on an empty stomach is very dangerous. It is the surest way to feel horrible and wake up feeling even worse. Do yours health a favour and have a good meal before having drinks.
Don’t have too many drinks
Drinking to stupor is never a good idea. So go easy on the drinks. Alcohol gets you dehydrated so water it down by having a couple of glasses of water in between your drinks. And avoid drinking too much and keep a good eye on your drinks.There are many resources available for anyone battling with alcohol or drug addiction so you shouldn’t feel isolated or suffer in silence. One of such resources is The Recovery Village, which offers a personalised addiction treatment so it is worth having a look on their website.
Remember to dress warm
It is freezing at the moment so remember to dress as warm as you can. Don’t leave the house with a warm coat and some weather appropriate sensible footwear. Especially if you plan to be out and about on the streets. It sounds like common sense but it amazes me how many people walk around in the middle of the winter night wearing very little clothing.
All these tips sound like common sense but I see many people everyday breaking these basic rules, especially in the holiday season. So please remember to safe stay as you enjoy the last 2 days of 2017.
How are you staying safe this holiday season? Do you have any sensible tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.
Always pre-book a cab so you know you have a safe, warm way to get home!
Fab tip Amy.
Happy New Year Stella to you and yours and all the best for 2018
My only tip is just cos you have got a taxi home the night before you are not necessarily safe to drive the next day as you can still be over the limit. Dont do ir please
Happy New Year Carol. Hope you have a great 2018.
Dressing for the weather is one of my musts especially in winter as I hate being cold.
Yea me too.
Totally agree about dressing warmly, it makes such a difference to how much you enjoy yourself if you’re not freezing x
Yes it does x
I haven’t really gone out over the holidays, but we have had a few drinks at home. I’ve always made sure I’ve been drinking water in between drinks, nothing worse than feeling horrid in the morning.
Great tips here! I also agree with the comment above about pre-booking a cab, or using a reliable firm that you can call when ready to leave. Happy New Year!
Yea that is a fab tip Katy.
Eat before drinking is fab advice, I made that mistake a while back and was home, vomiting, by 10pm!! Not a good move!
Ha nice tip. Thanks Laura.
Great tips, these! Wishing you all the best for 2018 – I hope it’s the best year for you yet! 🙂
I hope so too. Have a great year.
Keeping drinking to a sensible level is always a good idea, and I always ask for a glass of tap water when I order a drink. I get some strange looks but it helps with the hangover
Yes it does Zena.
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