New Year’s Eve + Colossal hangover + Desire to get your sh*t together in 2017 = Dry January.
If you’ve stuck to your guns, stayed totally sober, and feel like you could do this whole no-drinking thing forever, congratulations you’re a freak. For the rest of us, there are a few tricks that’ll help you survive the next 21 days and not look like this when you’re out with your not-so-dry-January friends:
1) Go to the Barre. Rather than meeting at a bar, where your resolve will most definitely be compromised, convince a friend to try a fitness class like Pure Barre. You don’t have to miss out on socializing just because you’re not drinking. Plus, by day 31 you’ll look smokin’.
2) Make it a Thing. Tell your friends, your friends’ friends, and people you think might eventually become your friend that you’re dry this January. A) It’ll help hold you accountable. B) You’ll find out who else needs a Dry January. *Looking at you Mr. Fireball shots on a Tuesday night.*
3) Drink Up. When you go out to eat and everyone is ordering some delicious-sounding drink, order one too. There are so many great non-alcoholic options out there. From an Arizona Sunset to a Mint Julep, you too can enjoy a libation sans alcohol and guilt. Here are just a few booze-free cocktails to get on your radar from Buzzfeed.
Good luck and may the soberness be with you.
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