Sober raving: your survival guide
What’s it like going sober - drinks or otherwise - to an all-nighter while your mates are getting on it? Is it possible to maximise your good times while minimising your intake? Read on for the lowdown.
REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU'RE GOING OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE
How often do you take a moment to think about the reason *why* you're going out? If you want to lament the fact that you're not getting twisted or live vicariously through those that are then do yourself a favour and stay at home. If you want to make connections, celebrate life and dance the night away to music you love then get on out there.
HAVE AN EXIT PLAN
Knowing you can head home at any point is helpful. When things start to get a little too messy, you can leave and quickly get yourself in bed. This isn’t to say that you will want to leave early but there’s nothing wrong with having a backup escape plan. Another pro-tip can be to drive yourself there (and back). This gives you an extra incentive not to consume anything.
HAVE A DRINK IN MIND
Having a tee-total drink order can help you not feel left out when people are getting the rounds in. With all the new 0% beers and spirits, there have never been so many non-alcoholic options. Experiment and find your own go-to.
THE RIGHT MATES, THE RIGHT MINDSET
Going sober doesn’t have to be a black and white thing. Do what’s achievable. You don’t have to cut everything out at once - that can be too much pressure. And talking of pressure, surround yourself with mates who “get it” and aren’t going to be pushing you off your path.
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