25 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF DRINKING
Drinking alcohol is such an easy thing to fall back on once boredom hits, but now that drinking alcohol is no longer an option, you’re struggling to find things to do.
If you recently put your drink down for the last time or maybe even just a little sober curious, you’re probably wondering, “what do sober people do when they’re bored?”
Well, the truth is, the options are endless!
But, let’s take a look at a few ideas to get you going!
Head to your local food bank or any other cause that you have a soft spot for and lend a helping hand.
- HIT UP AN OLD FRIEND
You know that one friend from college that you haven’t heard from in forever? Send them a text, see how they’re doing, and reunite an old friendship!
- GO FOR A RUN
Clear your mind by taking some alone time and getting adequate exercise while you’re at it.
- DONATE OLD CLOTHES
Head to your local shelter and donate your clothes. It’s a total win-win situation. You help people in need, you get to clear out your closest of unnecessary clothing, you do an honorable thing, and you can feel good about doing it!
- TRY A NEW RESTAURANT
Go out and try that new restaurant you’ve been wanting to give a chance!
- CALL A FAMILY MEMBER
Whether it’s your grandma, mom, dad, brother, or uncle, you’d probably make any of their days if you gave them an unexpected ring. Plus, you’ve wanted to check in on your family more often. Now’s your chance!
- HAVE A PICNIC
Weather permitting -- grab some of your favorite foods, a blanket, and your favourite alcohol-free drinks and head to the park!
- READ A BOOK
We get it. How cliche, right? But hey, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a good book all to yourself. Give it a chance!
- LISTEN TO A PODCAST
If reading is a little too old school for you, put in your AirPods and listen to your favorite podcast. Here’s a list some of the best podcasts to listen to right now!
You can’t say you don’t know how! Nowadays, there are tons of free apps that guide you through the process! Relax and find your inner peace!
- LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
It may take a while to learn, but imagine how proud you’d feel after?
- MOVIE NIGHT
Put on your favorite film, grab a non-alcoholic mojito, sit back, and enjoy!
- LIVE LIKE A TOURIST
Quit judging and go do all of the fun touristy things in your city! They’re popular for a reason!
- TRY THAT ONE THING
Whatever it is. Do it. Give it a try!
- LISTEN TO MUSIC
Turn on your favorite music and jam out! No one’s watching!
- GO FOR A DRIVE
Is there anything better than a solo drive with your windows down and music blasting? We think not.
- MAKE A MOCKTAIL
Try making a non-alcoholic drink. They’re typically low sugar and low calorie, plus they have no alcohol, so there’s nothing to feel bad about!
- SURF THE INTERNET
YouTube, Reddit, online shopping, or your favorite blog -- just do it!
- NETFLIX AND CHILL
Solo or with company!
- BAKE SOME GOODS
Cookies, brownies, pies, banana bread -- the list goes on.
- CLEAN THE HOUSE
Clean up your home! There’s nothing quite like having a freshly cleaned house.
- RIDE A BIKE
Hop on your bicycle and go for a ride. If you don’t own one, many cities have free hourly rentals.
- PLAY A GAME
Whether it’s a board game, video game, or physical sport -- go have some fun!
- TAKE AN ONLINE COURSE
Learn something new. It can be something serious or even a course on how to cook better spaghetti.
- JUST CHILL
Who needs alcohol to have a good time?
Forget the hangovers and those embarrassing Instagram stories.
Just good vibes and amazing memories!
-Your Friends at Nocktail