So it is the 1st of January 2013 and you have woken up looking like this...
We all know that New Year's Day is a bit of a write-off and resolutions always officially 'start' on the 2nd, so see New Years day as a kind of pre-resolution duvet day because you have always got 364 other days to sort your life out anyway. However, if you want a cure to ease the pain a little here are some tips to make you feel less like the walking dead.
- Water, water, WATER! -
We all know that feeling of waking up and your mouth is as dry as Ghandi's flip flop and all you want is something that doesn't smell like alcohol. So a bit of juice or water will do a miracle! If you are a bit of a veteran you would have sensibly drank a gallon of water before you went to bed, but if not then you will soon know about it in the morning.
- Hair of the dog -
The term comes from an English colloquial expression that is predominantly used to refer to alcohol that is consumed with the aim of lessening the effects of a hangover, trust me being English we know what we are doing. If you have woken up still drunk then you may as well carry on anyway, crack open that Christmas sherry.
- Maccas brekkie -
So you have told yourself that this will be the year you will finally have Jennifer Lopez's body, but come on you have 364 other days to start that and at the moment you are close to death so get a Maccas down you because it's the only way you can survive. A double sausage and egg McMuffin with three hash browns + bacon will sort you out in no time.
- Check Facebook -
Oh no, you've been tagged! There is nothing worse then waking up with 10 notifications that indicate some serious drunken errors from the night before that are displayed for all the world to see, so first of all get rid! For much needed counselling and reassurance how about calling your mates you were out with on NYE to see how they feel and maybe with some support and guidance you will get to see January the 2nd together.
- Movies -
When you've finally made that triumphant walk curled in your duvet to the couch, you know there is hope. Have a good selection of movies that make you feel better about the year ahead, so movies like musicals, Pretty Woman and maybe Bridget Jones or if you're a bloke something hardcore like Rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 and 7.
- Swim -
Nothing worse then waking up with the alcohol sweats is there? So get up, put yourself in your cozy and take the plunge! It will be the quick shock to the system you need (it may involve swearing a bit) but please leave the mankini at home though lads, no one wants that image to start the year with.
- Beach -
Come on you Aussies this is what you do best! Lounge around in the sun, take a nap and be a beach bum. The sun will warm your soul and bring it back hopefully. Take a book, plenty of water and suncream lay down your beach towel and set yourself up for the day, bliss!
- Back to Bed -
If this is all too much and you are at death's door then best stay in bed, sleep can do miracles. It's even better if you are at home and your dear mum can give you some TLC, if not then you will have to man up I'm afraid.