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Recover from the Christmas Party

Tis the season to be jolly, but how do you recover from any drunken escapades?  It’s almost seasonal tradition to make a complete a*s of yourself at Christmas, but that’s no excuse, especially if any indiscretions can cause upset!

I know it’s easy to say after the event – but try to remember that ‘work nights out ‘are simply that – an evening with colleagues but laced with alcohol and music,  people generally let their guard down.  Just because you are having a couple of glasses of wine of champagne etc, doesn’t mean you are out with friends.  We all know that when alcohol is introduced people tend to relax.  Some people can get mouthy and say too much, make a complete a*s of themselves and even put their job on the line, if they do something completely out of character.

I was talking to someone recently who was on a night out, all was well until the other person drank a little too much and then spoke their mind, the comments were really hurtful.  You may ask ‘What was the outcome?’ Someone was left very hurt and because the person was drunk, she had to try to forget about it as she didn’t want a confrontation.  My suggestion is to somehow find a way to qualify the information when sober, ask the person calmly if what was said, really is true.  If it is, you will no doubt find a solution.

If on the other hand, you have been a bit naughty and had a snog at the photocopier (or elsewhere), try to see it for what it is / was – a drunken snog and leave it at that (if that’s what you want).  Be a decent person and speak to the other person, try and have a laugh about it, but see it for what it is in the cold light of day.  Office relationships very seldom work out, it causes tension at work and you can just end up getting stressed about it.  But these situations always highlight the question ‘Why did you do it in the first place?’, that’s the question you need to answer to yourself.  Are you in denial about your current relationship, are you self-destructive or are you simply feeling alone?

So, be easy on yourself, if you have done something stupid, face up to it, accept responsibility and try to move on as quickly as possible.  Don’t dwell on mistakes, as honestly, we all make them.  Just ensure that people don’t get hurt.

Be kind to yourself, drink lots of water when out socialising and pace yourself!

Louise x

Originally posted 2011-12-18 14:35:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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