How To Be A Mindful Drinker
Mindful drinking can happen in many different ways. It can be deciding to only drink alcohol on special occasions, limiting yourself to one or two drinks on a night out, or drinking lower percentage drinks. Mindful drinking could be checking in with yourself before you drink, asking yourself how you feel, and making sure you only consume alcohol when you feel good. It could be not drinking alcohol at all and literally being mindful that you don’t want to drink anymore.
See below our top tips for being a mindful drinker in 2022:
1. Ask yourself the right questions
Asking yourself the right questions before you drink is such an important habit to get into before you drink. It will allow you to think about your decision before going into autopilot and having that glass of wine or bottle of beer. Ask yourself the below questions before you start drinking;
- DO I FEEL GOOD IN MYSELF? AM I DRINKING BECAUSE I FEEL IN A GOOD SPACE?
- DO I HAVE ANYTHING IMPORTANT I NEED TO DO IN THE MORNING?
- IS THIS DECISION GOING EMPOWER OR DIS-EMPOWER MY BEST SELF?
2. Be mindful in every area
Being a mindful drinker is about becoming mindful in all that we do. The more we look after ourselves in all areas of our lives, the less we will want to engage in unhealthy drinking habits. This means eating the right foods, exercising, sticking to our commitments, making sure we have enough time for ourselves, being present for our friends and family, creating goals for ourselves, and talking to ourselves in a loving way. If we have a more mindful approach to our lives as a whole, it will be easier to translate this when it comes to our drinking too.
3. Find mindful friends
This is a big one but I have found it to be a game-changer. Finding friends, communities, and support groups that allow you to connect with like-minded people is a big part of becoming a mindful drinker. It allows you to talk to others that understand your mindful journey, and gives new depth to your mindful social life! I would recommend checking out @joinclubsoda as they are the leaders for top tips and advice in the mindful drinking world.
4. Experiment with alternatives
If you want to become a mindful drinker, finding an AF or low percentage drink that you love is key. This will enable you to still enjoy a drink without feeling you are missing out and without the big hangover in the morning! We love experimenting with all the non-alcoholic beers on the market as we think some of them taste better than the real thing.