The countdown for office shut-down is not too far away! This means you are probably going to be heading out for work parties to celebrate with your teams or clients.  Before heading out to celebrate, here are simple and useful tips to ensure you are safe.

  1. Make sure to eat a big meal during the day

Eating a heavy lunch or breakfast will not let you get too hungry during the evening. This way, you will also avoid snacking on unhealthy treats after you have had some drinks.

 

  1. Drink socially and responsibly

Having a couple of drinks with your co-workers can always be fun. It is also important to be mindful of your limit and stick to minimal amounts. A good rule of thumb is to always stop drinking when you are starting to feel tipsy. Drink a glass of water between drinks to keep hydrated. Your head will thank you in the morning.

 

  1. Hydrate, hydrate & hydrate!

Drinking too much alcohol can cause dehydration. Drink lots of water during the day and at the event. This will keep you hydrated throughout the day and will also help dilute the alcohol you may have consumed.

 

  1. Hit the dance floor

Dancing will keep you distracted from excess drinking and over-indulging on unhealthy food. It is also a fun way to celebrate the holiday spirit with your workmates.

 

  1. Last, always say thank you

It may feel like a simple gesture but showing your appreciation to the person that organised the event will leave them feeling grateful. So, express that you had a good time and make sure you acknowledge their efforts. Staying back and helping them clean up is an added gesture that might make their night!

 

These are some simple hacks to survive and enjoy your work Christmas party. Think of the party as a treat and most importantly, don’t forget to have a good time and look after your colleagues and others as well!