Here are 10 stress-busting ways to help you stick to your Drink Free Days.

Talk to someone – A problem shared is a problem halved, pick up the phone and have a natter with a friend or family member.

 

Meditation and breathing exercises – You don’t have to be a certified yogi, calming breathing techniques take just a few minutes and can be done anywhere. Here’s an excellent short guide to help you get started.

Write it down – Letting it all out can be difficult but doing it in a journal can be a great way to get things off your chest!

Go green – even if it’s just mowing the lawn. Sit back and admire those stripes! Or, if you don’t have a garden, go for a relaxing walk in the great outdoors.

Jigsaw puzzles – may sound silly but having something to occupy your hands and mind can be a great way to alleviate stress.

Colouring books (for grown-ups!) – a great way to focus your energy when temptation strikes. There are tons of beautiful books to try in a multitude of themes, flora and fauna to vivid vistas and plentiful patterns.

Music – put on your favourite good-mood tunes or some soothing music to help you unwind.

Warm bath or relaxing massage – a treat for body and mind.

Stroke a pet – if you’re an animal lover you’ll already know that putting in some quality time with a friendly pet is sure to get the good vibes going.

Reading – keeps your mind sharp; a good yarn can transport you to a different time or place, maybe even a galaxy far, far away on your Drink Free Day!

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