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How to Survive Dry January at University



University is defined by no parents, no bedtimes and the capacity to have as much fun as possible (which normally includes drinking A LOT). Therefore, Dry January may have been the last thing you ever thought you’d find yourself doing… but, that essay you ignored during the holidays has reared its head like an ugly pimple and nobody has any money, so here you are, day 23 and the finish line is so close yet so far. Here are some ideas for things to do to distract yourself from the bottle and to get 2019 off to a flying start.

  1. Get Fit!
It may be a cliche but January is the best time to burn off all those pigs in blankets and kilos of cheese you consumed over the Christmas period. Slap on your new trendy fitness garms and try out a new gym class with your friends! Alternatively you could start a running club and download a Cardi B inspired playlist to get yourself back into tip top shape.


Top tip: Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ is the perfect workout song to get you motivated!

     2. Organise Your Life
Taking inspo from Marie Kondo and the life changing magic of tidying up (watch the netflix special it’s time to throw away those festival wristbands from 3 years ago). Move the furniture around, throw out all the clothes you don’t wear anymore and chuck some fairy lights in there for good measure. Waking up not hungover will feel even better when your room smells like a spa and reflects the ancient art of Japanese minimalism. Namaste x

    3. Learn a New Skill
Have you always wanted to try Zumba? Or maybe you want to finally start learning Spanish? With all this free time not spent chugging VKs, Dry Jan is the best time to focus on bettering yourself. I know, I hate me too.

   4. Do Your Homework

Like Ross said to Rachel, WE WERE ON A BREAK. If this excuse doesn’t work with your seminar leader, January is the perfect time to get on top of that extra reading, start planning your essays and boss your degree. Go the library and brag about it to your non Dry Jan friends.

   5. Sleep

Alcohol massively messes with your sleep cycle, so use this time that you’re abstaining from the booze to catch up on some much needed shut eye. Your skin will be clearer and you will be able to get much more out of your day. Drink water, eat those greens and get MINIMUM 8 hours.

So to all those Dry Jan fans out there, you can do it! May the odds be ever in your favour *cue Hunger Games whistle.



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