Holidays and parties

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Tags: Holidays, Drinks, Problems

What does this say to  you:

Holiday party at the office, open bar, late night on a Friday.

That, my friends, is a recipe for a disaster!  With all the job insecurity, we need to be careful that whatever we do makes sure we have a job come Monday morning.  How can we make it through the holiday season without doing something that might jeopardize that?

  1. Count your drinks: Know what a stand drink is and how to calculate that.  If you don't, check it out here and realize that just because it might be in one glass does not mean it is one drink.  There are many sneaky drinks like a Long Island Iced Tea that contain 4-5 standard drinks.  Don't be fooled!  Figure out a fun way to keep track of how many you have such as pen marks on your hand.
  2. Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks:  This will not only slow down your alcohol consumption but it will also keep you hydrated.
  3. Include before you drink alcohol:  Food in your stomach will slow down the absorption of the alcohol thereby giving your liver a chance to process it.  

Before you make choices that may change your career path, think and educate yourself!