How to Maintain Good Drinking Habits in Quarantine
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of daily life, forcing us to adjust our ingrained habits and rethink routines.
In a period of social distancing, bars, clubs, and other non-essential entertainment businesses are all shut, while restaurants remain open exclusively for delivery and takeaways. This means that people are drinking their glass of wine at home instead, and it’s never been easier when you can buy wine online in Singapore.
Alcohol may help you relax, particularly in times when everyone is anxious and stressed out. However, like any other day, drinking moderately and responsibly are advised. How much is too much?
As your premier wine store in Singapore, allow us to elaborate further.
How Can You Tell If You’re Drinking Too Much?
In general, you will want to stick with moderate levels of alcohol. For women, that means no more than one drink a day and for men, no more than two.
An alcoholic drink is standardised as a can of regular beer (330 ml), half a glass of wine (100 ml), or a nip of spirit (30 ml).
What are some signs that you could be drinking more wine than you should? For instance, if you can’t fall asleep without a drink, it could be a sign of alcohol dependence. The following are some other symptoms of alcohol dependency to keep in check:
• You drink more or longer than you intended.
• You have to drink more than you once did to achieve the same effect.
• You feel even more depressed or anxious when you drink.
• Your drinking already interferes with your daily routine
• You have withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink (e.g. tremors, headache, irritability)
What Can You Do If You’ve Been Drinking More Than Usual?
Whether or not you have any medical or mental health matter, you can benefit from cutting back on alcohol, especially if you are already having a substantial amount to drink. Below are some tips to manage your drinking.
EXERCISE - Set a time to exercise at home to distract yourself. Staying fit and healthy physically and mentally may help to reduce alcohol dependency.
MEDITATE - Meditation can reduce the feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as help you disassociate alcohol with stress-relief.
KEEP YOURSELF BUSY - Learn a new skill, start a new project, and engage in activities that can help take your mind off of the fact that you’re relying on drinking more wine than usual.
REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT - Let friends and family know about your struggle. In this time of crisis, it’s all the more important to connect with people who care about you.
SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP - Your doctor, counsellor, or therapist can also help. They can help you figure out how to fight the temptations to reach for a glass of wine every time you’re feeling sad, lonely, or anxious.
In a time of a pandemic, cultivating healthy ways to cope with stress is extremely important, especially when everything around us is changing. If you are already showing signs of alcohol dependence, it’s not too late to make a change or get help.
From all of us at Icon Wines, your premier wine store in Singapore, stay home, stay safe, and if you choose to drink, please do so responsibly and moderately.
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Date: 11 June 2020
Location: Icon Wines Pte LtdShare