If there is one thing that Memorial Day weekend taught me, it’s that clocking 7 hours in the sun and pounding beers do not go well together. Being able to rebound and get back after the liquid courage is an art that all college students try to master. At the end of the day, the bender will eventually have to come to a close and Sunday Scaries will ensue. That is why I have created this list to help you annihilate that hangover as soon as possible.
Proactive Water Consumption
If you can be proactive and remember to get water in your system before the lights go out, you will have no problem shaking your hangover. Chances are you won’t be hungover at all if you can keep up your water consumption. When you’re clocking as many hours in the sun as you do on MDW, you are going to be beyond dehydrated and that is the key factor in being hungover. It might seem like a beta move to mix in a water, but only elite drinkers understand how crucial water is if you are going to have any shot of making it to that after part. So, next time your buddy says you should mix in a water don’t take it personally. Understand that he is looking out for you and he just wants to see you excel in your drinking abilities.
Drain the System
If you weren’t able to beat the monster that is dehydration, you’re probably gonna wake up feeling like there is a ruler going through the middle of your head. While I understand that the last thing you’re going to want to do is go out in the sun and sweat, the best way to get out of the pain cave is to go in a little deeper. That means getting out all of the bad shit you put in your body the day prior. Whether you sweat it out or pull trig, the quicker you get the bad stuff out means the sooner you can get the good stuff in. Go for a run or hit the sauna because sweating is the name of the game for this one.
The Power of a Nap
If you followed step two, it’s pretty likely that you’re going to be beyond exhausted. That being said, a nap is going to be your best friend. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 2 hours, getting some shut-eye is going to make all the difference in your recovery. Tell your Alexa to put on some relaxing music or smoke some of the people’s plant. Do whatever it takes to have an efficient nap because there is no recovery without sleep.
Prepare to Send Again
If your naps are anything like mine, chances are you’ll wake up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep. At this stage, cold water and caffeine are your best friends. Whether it’s the ocean, the pool, or a shower, submerging your body is the best thing you can do to get yourself ready to send again. If that doesn’t get you ready to rip, the next step is to get caffeine in your system. If you’re a coffee drinker, put in an extensive Starbucks order. If you’re a Celsius guy, pick up a variety pack because caffeine is the last step in getting you to the promised land. For those of you who are feeling ambitious, a quick redbull and vodka is the ultimate segue into your next send.