How to Deal
WHILE YOU’RE OUT
If you don’t want to ditch drinking altogether (no judgment), alternating spiked bevs with still or sparkling H20 is an easy way to keep your drink intake (and bar tab) in check. It may also prevent you from developing full-blown hangxiety on top of a full-blown physical hangover, says Kash.
WHEN YOU STRESS
Got too turnt and did something reckless? Damage control may be in order. But if you’re just ruminating on nagging or minor worries, disengage with a 30-minute endorphin-boosting run or The Bold Type binge. ‘Dissociating helps convince your brain these stressors won’t hurt you,’ says Kissen.
WHEN YOU’RE TEMPTED TO BLOCK IT OUT
Avoid the ‘hair of the dog’. Chasing hangxiety with a mimosa will just postpone it until later. ‘You might feel less anxious in the moment, but it’s a bad cycle to get into,’ says Kissen. Instead, wait it out until your brain chemistry resets. You should feel normal by nightfall.