The weekend is fast approaching and with all the new friends you’ve made in your first week, it’s time to party. Some of us get too excited when Friday rolls around, drink ourselves into oblivion and then spend the rest of the weekend in a darkened room with a bucket (you know who you are). This is a clear sign of bad technique.
Plan your wild behaviour ahead of time. If there is a wicked festival happening on Saturday afternoon, don’t overdo it at a dive bar on Friday night. It’s easy to get caught up on the beer train once it gets going, so remind yourself of the outstanding music and dirty dancing you have to look forward to the following day and you’ll pour yourself into bed in a relatively sober state.
The weekend is not a drinking competition.*
Of course you are going to start with a few drinks, maybe even a few shots to get everybody in a party mood. In fact, I strongly encourage it. But there’s no need to make it a marathon. Alcohol takes time to enter the blood stream, so once you begin to feel even slightly intoxicated, slow down (“nursing” your drink is the official term) or stop drinking until your head clears a bit. Enjoying the party tipsy is a much better option than passing out on the toilet or hooking up with something that resembles a manatee.
*Unless of course it literally is a drinking competition, in which case, good luck to you.
Disgusting and greasy food is a necessary staple of any big night out, so go for that 4am Maccas with gusto. You won’t regret it. Well, not entirely true, you might… but at least there’ll be something in your tummy besides booze and shame.
Don’t be a hungover Sunday beast with the curtains drawn. Sunday should never be a depressing write-off because of a hangover, or because the threat of school/work the following day looms over you. Enjoy a lie-in and then plan something random, like bowling, putt-putt, or if you are on a budget, some chill out time at the beach or the park. Make the absolute most of all of your days off before it’s back to the grind.