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6 New Year’s Resolution Ideas (Plus Tools to Help You Achieve Your 2022 Goals)

Looking to set some self-improvement goals for 2022? “To drink less” is always one of the top New Year’s resolution ideas. Other perennially popular resolutions include losing weight, reducing stress, saving money, exercising regularly and getting better sleep. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of each of these worthy objectives, along with some health apps that will help you make even the most ambitious New Year’s resolution idea a reality in January and beyond.

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Dry January: What’s All the Buzz About?

If you haven’t participated in Dry January, you likely know someone who has or soon will. What is Dry January? It’s a simple concept: No alcohol for one whole month. In many ways it’s a nice respite from the frequently boozy holidays, and a way to jump-start your New Year health and wellness goals. It’s also gaining in popularity.

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Drinking Mindfully During the Holidays

Drinking mindfully requires intention and determination, but it can be particularly difficult to stay fully focused on meeting your drinking-related goals during the holidays. Studies indicate that many Americans increase their alcohol intake during the hectic stretch between late November and New Year’s Day. Simply put, the holidays can present a unique set of issues to people who are trying to cut back because of the central role alcohol plays in so many of our traditions and celebrations.

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Getting Through An Airport While Drinking Mindfully

I’m sprawled out in a lounge at LAX. It’s an hour before boarding, and I’m eager for summer vacation to start. I have my passport, a rolling carry-on bag, a sweater for when I inevitably get cold. Only one thing is missing. A pre-flight gin and tonic.

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Tips for Drinking Mindfully While Traveling

It was tsikoudia (also known as raki), a fiery apéritif popular in Crete, where I was spending a couple weeks of my vacation. On an island legendary for hospitality, alcohol seemed to play an essential role. Nearly every meal ended with that carafe of tsikoudia. Occasionally I was given rakomelo, a special raki mixed with honey and cinnamon. Plus all of my hotel rooms had bottles of local wine waiting, begging me to uncork them.

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Alcohol and Anxiety: Breaking the Link

People have long used alcohol as a way to cope after a stressful day – whether the source of that stress is work, parenting woes or the anticipation of a big life change. A decanter and a couple glasses often are pulled out when giving or receiving bad news. And while some people may grab a tub of ice cream from the freezer after a breakup, many others reach for a bottle to use as a balm for their heartbreak.

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How To Turn Down Drinks As An Introvert

I’m good at many things. Declining drinks is not one of them. A drink is the first thing I’ve always reached for in social situations, the necessary lubricant to make me feel more comfortable. If I enter a party and someone stops me to chat, I quickly extract myself and say, “I’m just going to go grab a drink. I’ll be right back.”

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Sleep

Health and wellness is dependent on a good night’s sleep just as much as exercising and eating healthy foods. But people who struggle to reach their health and wellness goals sometimes overlook a key culprit: their nightly drink (or drinks).

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Do You Know Your Alcohol Number?

You’ve heard the phrase, but what’s at the heart of mindful drinking? Essentially it’s about paying attention and understanding the reasons you’re drinking. Becoming more mindful means we’re tuned in to our bodies and minds, making drinking decisions that align with our long-term goals. Sounds good, right?

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Drink Tracking Apps: An Easy and Effective Way to Drink Mindfully

We use apps daily to better our lives. We track our calories, steps, heart rate and sleep with apps. We meditate with apps. We navigate with apps. We share snippets of our day on apps. We try new apps because they seem potentially useful; we stick with the best ones because they work. We track so many things today using technology – so why not use a drink tracking app such as Sunnyside?

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How to Drink Less Alcohol During the Pandemic

Do you feel like you’ve been drinking more since this grueling pandemic began? Do you find yourself drinking more frequently? Or drinking more when you do imbibe? Or both? Are you ready to learn some ideas around how to drink less alcohol that you can start implementing immediately? We can help.

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How to Avoid a Hangover - Five Simple Tips to Follow

Last night was a blast? Today though? Today you might find yourself wading through the thick sludge of cotton-mouthed, blurry-eyed regret, or at least having a tough time focusing on your to-do list for the day. If you’ve managed to drag yourself out of bed, we salute you, and we’re here to help you feel better — not just this morning, but the next time you hear the 1 a.m. siren call of SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS!

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