You can be sober and still have fun, here’s how

If you’ve decided to quit alcohol or just want to be able to have fun without being under the influence this holiday, I have some tips for you. Here they are.

Drink mocktails

A mocktail is a non-alcoholic cocktail. It has the same ingredients and same refreshing taste, without the alcohol. You can get creative and come up with your own mocktail receipts based on the fruit and flavours you enjoy.

Have conversations

When we’re hanging out with people and drinking, we can lose focus of the possible connections we could be making. There’s so much to learn, so many interesting things to explore and new connections to be made if you give yourself the chance to.

Enjoy the food

If you’re going to a braai or going out to eat, it’s good to focus on the food and try out as many different things as you can. Focusing on the entire experience of being with friends and loved ones, eating good food and having interesting conversation will help you be in the moment and have more fun. You might not even miss the alcohol.

Tune in to the music

Listening to music is a great way to unwind and have a good time. It’s great to focus on the fun tunes and dance with your friends, even when you’re sober. In fact, you’re more likely to remember the good time you had and cherish those great memories if you don’t drink any alcohol or take any other substances.

While drinking has become a huge part of how people socialise, it’s really possible to have a fun time with loved ones without using any substances. We don’t need to drink alcohol or take any substance because of social pressure or the fear of not having a good time – there are so many other things that you can enjoy and the best part is that it’s guilt free.

Remember if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).