Today Show: Socializing Without Wine
Kathie Lee and Hoda have gone wineless for eight days, but there has been quite a bit of whining. Today, the lady that took their wine away, Julie Bain from Ladies’ Home Journal, gave them some tips and reasons to go wineless.
Today Show: Reasons To Go Wineless
Bain said there are many legitimate reasons go on a drinking hiatus. Pregnancy, medication and other health reasons top the list. It can be interesting to not drink for a while just to see what it really looks like on the other side. Drinking can ease you into social situations and make you the life of the party, but it does bring out a Jeckyll & Hyde difference in some people.
Try taking a step back once in a while and try socializing without alcohol. The way your friends act while drinking may surprise you. Drinking exposes people’s true colors.
Today Show: Alternatives To Drinking
Drinking can take the edge off in social situations and loosen you up. Bain suggested thinking about the way you feel and act when you are drinking and try to practice those habits in daily life. This doesn’t mean going all out in public, but maybe drinking makes you dance more or socialize more. Take those actions and practice them without alcohol.
A glass of wine in the evening can help you unwind and destress after a long day. Bain said that the only sure fire way to get rid of stress is to confront the thing that stresses you head on. If that’s not an option, try going to the spa. Getting a manicure, pedicure or a quick chair massage is healthier and can give you the same calming effects. Going to the movies gets your mind off of what’s bothering you and doesn’t cloud your vision. There are many options that can be just as effective and better for you.