If your social life is opening up but you dread the hangovers, how do you not drink? In a culture where it is normative to “have a few”, it can be tricky.
If you want to win at not drinking, visualise it. “Visualise yourself at the party, wafting around the room, smelling fabulous, looking fabulous and talking to people, and when you want to leave, you can just kind of go,” says Kate Baily, a sobriety and wellbeing coach at lovesober.com. “It’s a mind trick. Our minds don’t necessarily register that this hasn’t happened yet, so it’s like having evidence.”