America is an amazing place but there is one thing we are not, and that is Lazy. Now don’t get me wrong we enjoy watching TV and sitting on the couch from time to time, but we work NON STOP! The average American works about 45 hours a week and is lucky to get 2 weeks of vacation. As an American your reading this thinking ya that sounds normal. Europeans on average work about 35 hours a week and get a least double the vacation time standard.
Have you ever heard the saying everything is good in moderation? Why did America miss that memo?
So what do we do to make up for endless hours of work and little to no vacation? We DRINK!
Ok I’m kidding and by no means do I recommend picking up alcoholism, but a drink a day can do wonders for you! How you ask?
Drinking reduces stress! Yes that is a scientifically proven truth. Now there are rules to this claim:
- You cannot go overboard because a hangover will dramatically increase your stress the next day.
- Stick to strict drinking times like right after work, or when you get home.
- 1-2 drink MAX again this is only good in moderation.
My advice you ask? Drinking can only reduce stress for a few hours, if that, and is by no means a cure for it. What I think you should do, grab some friends hit a bar after work and talk about your troubles of the day, your successes, your goals for tomorrow. Build relationships through drinking now that is a cure for stress!