Waking up Sunday morning, in my bed, but having no clue how I ended up there. My head is pounding and my mouth is as dry as a desert. My mission for survival is to get to the fridge and pour myself a glass of water. My body is weak, aching and I am questioning if I can even make it there.
I was plagued by a hangover. Googling how to stop what was happening to my body, I stumbled upon an article informing me on the ugly truth of what was actually going on. All the information is here https://www.ilovewine.com/wine-hangover-2/ .The aches and pains were caused by the expansion of my blood vessels… I had poisoned my body with alcohol.. Drinking lethal fluids causing me to have to use to the bathroom often and avoiding any consumption of water. I was causing my body to dehydrate and quickly. In that state, the drinks and the fun didn’t come close to being worth it.
The article recommended that I drink lots of water, I was informed caffeine would be my best friend and exercise would be my savior. With a baby shower in a few hours I’d try anything. After, chugging lots of water I made myself black mint tea and headed to my yoga mat. It was a rough start but I slowly started coming back to myself. Yoga was once again the right answer, except for downward dog (I was a bit dizzy in that pose). I took a little nap to let everything sink in. I wasn’t 100% but thanks to www.ilovewine.com I was able to make it to the baby shower and enjoy the company of family.
I find myself over doing the alcohol at times. I typically only drink once a week but when I do it usually results in a hangover. The hangover prevents me from doing all the things I had planned for that day. I’ve noticed a pattern, when I’m over working, I’m over drinking. When I see an open slot in my schedule, my first thought is how can I fill this time. Planning time to just relax during the week will help me balance my weekend outings. Instead of releasing my week on Saturday nights, I can plan on time during the week to go home and not worry about multi tasking, blogging, meeting with a client or catching up on school. I’ll be less likely to binge on wine, come Saturday. I enjoy socializing with friends and there is usually alcohol involved. The fun I have with those friends does not depend on any level of intoxication. I would not take back those time but creating balance is something I am constantly working on. If I do choose to drink, I need to also plan for the hangover (or drink less) and clear my schedule to help repair my body.
Life is constantly changing. Recently, there has been huge changes. I keep adding things to my life without taking anything away. Taking time to relax and setting aside time to find ways I can balance my lifestyle. I definitely don’t like dealing with those hated hangovers.