Stress Awareness Month
Many things can stress someone out: work, relationships, kids, pets, etc. While there are many ways to deal with stress and try to lower its impact on your day, we will talk about our favorite stress reliever: booze.
Picture this: you had a tough day at work, your boss yelled at you for a missed deadline even though you worked through lunch, and your coworker took credit for your idea. That’s a lot of stress for one day. So how do you deal with it when you get home? You could go for a walk, talk it through with your partner, or make a nice, stiff drink. We recommend a combination of the three – make your drink in the (always classy) red solo cup, go for a walk, and talk it through with your spouse or friend (whether in person or over the phone).
After the first sip, you’ll be able to feel your blood pressure lower and your happiness increase. Pair that with some exercise, fresh air, and a listening ear, and you have a great night ahead of you.
The reason you feel better after your first sip is thanks to dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for helping you feel happy, and alcohol increases the amount of dopamine produced. This is why you feel comfortable and more relaxed while drinking. The increase in dopamine in your brain will stick around for the first few drinks you consume.
So, next time you’re feeling stressed or need to take the edge off, mix up a quick drink and let your dopamine levels rise. If you need recipe ideas, head to our blog for some of our favorites.
As always, please drink responsibly, don’t drink and drive, and always be safe and use moderation when imbibing.
If you’re looking for the best ways to reduce stress and increase your dopamine levels, stop by our Kodak, TN location for the best drinks to help any day. From moonshine to whiskey, rum, tequila, and more, we have everything you need to create the drinks that will help you get over your stressful days.