The end of the year is getting closer, which means I’ve been attending Christmas parties, dinners with clients and family gatherings non-stop for the past two weeks. Needless to say, that much alcohol consumption in such a short period of time made me wake up with a beautiful hangover this morning. So I decided it’s time to share my favorite things to do when feeling hungover.
I need to keep saying this to myself, but it’s ok to do nothing sometimes. With a hangover, I try to set off enough ‘brainless’ time, where I can just nap or watch Netflix to recharge my batteries.
Playing video games
One of my favorite hungover activities must be playing video games. It doesn’t require much energy or focus in order to do it, and it’s incredibly fun! Collecting shells in Animal Crossing, taking care of a Stardew Valley farm, or collecting Pokémon are all easy games that you can play from the sofa while being half asleep.
Reading a book
I’ve been reading much more since I bought myself a Kindle. When I have a hangover, I prefer any activity that doesn’t require physical exercise. So staying in bed all day with a cup of tea and a book is just perfect for me.
Showering or taking a bath
Taking a bath is always great but can feel especially good when you have a hangover. It makes me feel less sick, and it’s also incredibly relaxing. I often light a candle first and put some nice essential oils in my diffuser, to help me relax a bit better.
I love eating, but when I’m hungover I rarely have the energy to cook. I live next to a pizza place, so take-out pizza has been the food of choice when I have a hangover. Although, lately I’ve been trying not to order take-out on such days and cook myself, that way I save some extra money (going out drinking is expensive in Norway) and I can make sure I eat something healthy to balance out all the alcohol from the night before.