Avoid unconscious drinking. This is what people tend to do when cooking for example or responding to emails at night etc. Try and sit down and really savour the taste of what you are drinking and therefore enjoy it rather than forget it is there and be surprised that the whole glass or bottle is gone!
Hold your drink in your less dominant hand – believe it or not,this slows down your consumption of alcohol
DOWO – Drink One, Water One – Alternate drinking alcohol with water
Stick to your usual tipple of choice, give the shots, cocktails and punches a miss. They can be lethal and hard to tell how much alcohol is in them.
Don’t drink to please others. Have the confidence to stick to your guns and if you need to tell a little white lie to back that up, then tell people you have a ‘cracking hangover’ from last night so you are taking it easy tonight or you are on antibiotics!
Finish each drink before you have a top up so you can gauge how much you are drinking.
See the festive season as a time when we all tend to drink more than normal and that is okay, so be kind to yourself and realise it’s just a silly season!