13 Ways To Cure An Emotional Hangover

1. Rest

The key to curing any hangover, emotional or otherwise, is sleep. That’s it. If you’re stressed and feeling mad uninspired, a big part of it is that you’re probably exhausted. Go have the busiest day of your life, but make sure that you have everything set up for it to end at 10 PM. Make your bed. Spray some damn linen scent. Turn the light off, leave your room, and close the door behind you. Now re-enter. Damn! Who knew you were posted up at the Westin! Slide into that heavenly bed, close your eyes, and sleep like a champion.

2. Hydrate

Yeah, sure, you can drink real water and have it be good for your skin and prevent cancer and whatever, but I also need for you to hydrate in the ~emotional~ sense of the word. Your emotional hangover is due, in part, to dehydration. You’ve been consuming things that are sucking the life out of your cells. What’s up? Maybe you need to purge some negative friends on social media. After those harsh substances are gone, it’s time to hydrate. Add some realness to your Netflix queue, stop watching the same things ad nauseum. Ask your friends for book recommendations. Get a damn Goodreads account. It’s time to nourish your soul with the stuff it needs so that it won’t shrivel up and make your head hurt.

3. Get fresh air

When’s the last time you sat outside with no distractions for more than two minutes? Same! I know, we’re so sad and millenial! Put your phone on airplane mode and get your Walden on. The transcendentalists were tru re: nature’s healing powers. Pro tip: you don’t need to grow a beard or stop shaving your armpits for this. Stop being dramatic. Just go sit on a bench in the park and chill. You’ll feel better afterwards, and you’ll probably see a cute dog or five, trust....more