Not So Happy Hour

Cheers. Bottoms up. Knock back a few. Drown your sorrows. Any way you say it, reaching for a drink to forget your problems is not a good idea. 

Relying on alcohol to anesthetize negative feelings as an easy short-term fix may actually prolong stress. Life can be stressful, but anxiety and stress can be relieved in healthy and effective ways including: 

- Yoga and other forms of exercise. 

- A relaxing hot bath. 

- Deep breathes. 

- Talking to someone. 

- Meditation.

- Listening to music.

- Writing in a journal.

If you’re looking forward to a drink often to relieve stress you may have a problem.  

“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.” ~Knute Rockne