How to Know When Your Weekend Benders have Become Problematic

How to Know When Your Weekend Benders have Become Problematic

I know the word “problematic” is thrown around a lot lately, and it’s kind of diminished it’s definition, but for this post I’m going to be using it in it’s truest definition: something that is a problem.

With the success of How to Recover From Your Weekend Bender, I figured I would elaborate on that with something I wish I had when I was younger: how to know when your weekend bender has become problematic.

When you’re in your early twenties, going out on the weekends and getting shit-faced is basically a right of passage (at least according to social media). No one really bats an eye at that. But is there something else there? Could there be early warning signs of a more serious problem? Is excessive drinking that problem? We’ll find out.

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My Experience With CBD Oil: Is it Worth It?

My Experience With CBD Oil: Is it Worth It?

I had been attempting to help supplement my current anti-anxiety/depression medications in a more natural way to help me fall asleep better and to have a more overall calming affect on me. I don’t want to have to rely on xanax for anxiety moments. I barely use it unless I’m having an anxiety attack, but there are times where my anxiety will ramp up but not enough to warrant medical intervention.

I gave CBD oil a try for a week and below will be my documentation of how that went.

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How to Survive Your New Year’s Day Hangover: a Step-by-Step Guide

How to Survive Your New Year's Day Hangover: a Step-by-Step Guide

Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019 and you were probably out partying last night, right? Not everyone is me and deep cleans their apartment every New Year’s.

So you had a little too much to drink… or maybe it was more than a little too much. Regardless, you’ve woken up and feel like crap. Not the best way to start off the new year, is it? (You probably didn’t read my post on How to Drink Responsibly: From an Alcoholic)

Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to survive your hangover after all the new year shenanigans.

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12 Days of Christmas Self Care: Day 12

Day 11_ Eat Healthy at a Calorie Deficit (in prep for all the Christmas food!) (2)

Day 12: Relax, Recharge, and Get Ready

On to the final day of Christmas Self Care! I did my 12 days so that the final day is Christmas Eve because even if you don’t do anything on Christmas Eve with family, you will most likely do so on Christmas Day. That way you can do everything leading up to Christmas Day!

So what is it you do on this final day of Christmas Self Care? You relax and wait for the chaos to begin!

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12 Days of Christmas Self Care: Day 11

Day 11: Eat Healthy/ at a Calorie Deficit (in prep for all the Christmas food!)

Day 11: Eat Healthy/ at a Calorie Deficit (in prep for all the Christmas food!)

 

I think everyone has had a time where they over ate during Christmas and feel guilty for it. What if you prepped for that and even planned on overeating?! That’s definitely a thing that people do. If you’re in a more fitness inclined community, you’ll know that tracking calories are a big thing.

Knowing exactly how much nutrition your body needs per day with your set physical activity level to maintain the weight you are at, your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE), can help you determine how much you could eat at a deficit to plan for all the overeating during Christmas.

By eating healthier at a calorie deficit you can prepare for all the Christmas dinner and Christmas cookies you’ll have.

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12 Days of Christmas Self Care: Day 10

Day 9_ Take a Long Shower or Bath

Day 10: Up Your Hydration Game and Overload on Moisturizer!

 

Keeping hydrated is normally something people tend to worry about during the summer, but it’s also incredibly important year round. Especially when it gets really cold and all you want to do is drink warm drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.

During these colder months keeping hydrated and keeping your skin hydrated is super important. The harsh cold weather and the cold winds that come with this time of year can really do a number on your skin.

So for Day 10 I’m going to give you a few tips on keeping hydrated and moisturized!

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12 Days of Christmas Self Care: Day 9

Day 9_ Take a Long Shower or Bath

Day 9: Take a Long Shower or Bath

 

You’ve had your spa day, but this time you’re going to give in to taking a long bath or shower. I don’t always get the chance to take long showers anymore because I live in an apartment and sometimes everyone else decides to take a shower at the same time so hot water is scarce.

So on Day 9 of the 12 Days of Self Care you’re going to indulge in a long, relaxing shower or bath.

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12 Days of Christmas Self Care: Day 7

Day 7: Snuggle Up with some Christmas Movies

Day 7: Snuggle Up with some Christmas Movies

One of the most memorable things from my Christmas’s past is watching all the various Christmas movies that are on! There are so many around that you could spend days watching and still have some left over.

So on Day 7 of these 12 Days of Christmas Self Care includes you snuggling up with blankets and snacks and watching all the Christmas and holiday movies you want! Here are a few of my favorites.

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