Just 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 a good time, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Countless Sundays where you order takeaway from the couch with the curtains still closed, workdays where you stare at your screen with a headache, and every minute that takes forever to pass.
Not only will your weekends get better, but you'll realize that you don't have to be a slave to the workweek schedule. You can leave on Thursday, Wednesday or even Tuesday or Monday and still be glowing and ready to go to work the next day.
Here's a list of things you can finally do now that hangovers are a thing of the past:
Have a pleasant Sunday morning.
Sunday mornings without a hangover are truly wonderful. Your favorite chill playlist on while you sit there in your loosely knotted dressing gown, 2 generously buttered slices of toast and a cup of coffee on the table. A good book in hand while the morning sun dances through the room through the open window. The heaven.
Going to a show on a weeknight and really enjoying it.
On Wednesday nights, go see a band you like, have a few drinks with your friends and who knows, you might end up staying past midnight!
Visit your mother
Imagine the joy on her face when you come for a cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon, fresh and bright, ready to hear all about the neighbours' new extension. She won't believe her eyes. And you know what, you'll be so glad you did it.
This one is pretty obvious. Weekends do not have to be completely written off. Exercise releases dopamine and serotonin in the body and is a great way to maintain your mental health.
Do better at work
A hangover has serious consequences for your performance at work. Imagine what kind of employee you could be if you weren't staring into space every Monday after a tough weekend and recovering from Thursday drinks every Friday. Start by actually becoming a productive and effective employee.
Do something in nature
Monday to Friday you're in the office or WFH, and on the weekends you're either in bars or recovering from being in bars. It's time you spend more time in nature. Without a hangover you can go outside again on Sunday, breathe the fresh air, feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back. Take a long walk or bike ride, go to the beach, have a picnic in the park. That gets those natural endorphins going.
Find a new hobby
Less time to recover from a hangover means more time to explore new hobbies and interests. Have you ever wondered how some people have so many fun passions and hobbies? That's because they don't spend half their lives recovering from tequila shots. Take up painting, DIY, yoga, baking, learn an instrument, photography, a new sport, take up 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 go away.
Actually get started with your old hobbies
All over the world, ideas that we once had, but which a hangover put an end to, are hidden in cupboards, drawers and storage spaces. A guitar collecting dust, a set of paints still in their packaging, weights used as door stops. Time to roll up your sleeves and give those hobbies a chance.
Stop filling up on Netflix
Most working days consist of 8 hours of 'bad picture' at work and 5 hours of 'good picture' at home. Life is short. Stop wasting it on the couch watching crappy TV. Do something with your evenings. Go out and enjoy yourself on weekday evenings with the freedom of showing up to work fresh as a daisy the next day.
Keep your plans to meet up
As adults, communicating with your friends should go beyond sending each other memes and having drunken conversations over cigarettes. Agree to eat together on Sunday, exercise together, go to a museum or gallery. If you're not hungover, you'll have time to stick to the plans you made the night before.