We’ve heard it before: “I can’t go out, I have WAY too much to do tomorrow”,
“Okay, I won’t stay out late, I need to get work done tomorrow”,
and the best one is:
“If I stop drinking now, I’ll still be productive tomorrow… right?”
Despite your best efforts, you’re feeling like you’ve lost some brain cells. You can’t imagine doing much with your day. We’ve been there! And we have a few tips that have helped us get over a hangover, and get some work done!
Here are our tips for a productive day after a night out.
1. Hot Shower to Cold Shower
First and foremost, drag yourself out of bed and do a bit of hydrotherapy. Start by warming yourself up with a hot shower, then turn it waaaaay down to cold. The transition from hot to cold will increase circulation and help to eliminate toxins from the night before. You can do a few rounds of this, but end on cold water. The cold causes blood vessels to constrict, which reduces inflammation and pain. Its also very invigorating, and will wake you up for sure.
2. Yerba Mate Tea
Yerba Mate contains caffeine and can boost energy and focus, without the jittery effects
Coffee can often be harsh on the stomach after a night out, so opt for Yerba Mate. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and even amino acids. Yerba Mate contains caffeine and can boost energy and focus, without the jittery effects.
3. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which helps relax muscles and ease head ache and migraine pain. It is also stimulating, so it helps you to feel more awake and alert. Apply a few dilute drops to the temples, forehead, and base of the skull and let it go to work. Re-apply as needed.
4. Go for a walk
There’s nothing like good ol’ fresh air for a head ache. Getting outside and being around nature is not only an excellent mood booster, but the extra oxygen and aerobic exercise can help to lessen head ache symptoms and energize the body.
5. Rose Tinted Computer Glasses
Many eye doctors prescribe rose tinted computer glasses for migraine sufferers and post concussive patients.
After all that, when you’re ready to sit at your computer and bang out that report, reach for rose tinted glasses. The rose tinted computer glasses block blue light, and reduce glare from the screen. Many eye doctors prescribe rose tinted glasses for migraine sufferers and post concussive patients.
While we don’t promise that these tips will save you from ‘the worst hang over ever’; we hope that they will help you to check a few things off your to-do list, and get on with your day.