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It’s all about drinking the right way  - for example, tequila lets off happy endorphins (Jen An loves the stuff). Plus loads of bars do skinny cocktails. The Anthologist has a whole load all year round, such as the Skinny Superfood Collins that’s only 105 calories with Gin Mare, fresh basil, raspberries, blackberries, agave and fresh lemon juice, served long with soda. tequila INSTEAD: DRINK MORE WATER It’s something we all know but somehow ignore, yet having a water in between drinks really does fend off the hangover and helps you remain a respectable person. Get into the habit of having a glass between drinks and downing a pint before bed and you’ll be good to go in the morning. Hangover who?! water DON’T: GIVE UP DRINKING TO SAVE MONEY… INSTEAD: LEARN HOW TO MAKE COCKTAILS AT HOME Drinking cocktails at swish bars can start to add up, so if you’re watching the bank balance and not the liver, head to one of the many cocktail classes in London and learn to make a signature cocktail. 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It’s a well-known fact that New Year’s resolutions never really get pulled off. We say screw cutting things out in 2016, just do things differently. January can be a pretty fun month, especially if you do it the BarChick way.

DON’T: JOIN THE GYM…

INSTEAD: GO RAVING

The beauty of a rave is you can dance for 6 hours straight with it feeling like 2 minutes. Drink lots of water, lose weight by sweating and have a damn good time. It’s practically a month’s worth of gym sessions in one night, SORTED.

rave

INSTEAD: HAVE MORE SEX

Sex is like doing a 20 minute skipping session but a lot more fun, obviously. It’s exercise, so use and abuse this fact. Don’t get sweaty with strangers in a gymnasium – and don’t even get us started on Bikram yoga. Instead, pick someone you like, use that dimmer switch and whack on some Marvin Gaye… you know what to do.

sex

DON’T: GIVE UP DRINKING…

INSTEAD: DRINK BETTER COCKTAILS

Drinking doesn’t HAVE to be bad for you, maybe you’re just ordering the wrong thing. It’s all about drinking the right way  – for example, tequila lets off happy endorphins (Jen An loves the stuff). Plus loads of bars do skinny cocktails. The Anthologist has a whole load all year round, such as the Skinny Superfood Collins that’s only 105 calories with Gin Mare, fresh basil, raspberries, blackberries, agave and fresh lemon juice, served long with soda.

tequila

INSTEAD: DRINK MORE WATER

It’s something we all know but somehow ignore, yet having a water in between drinks really does fend off the hangover and helps you remain a respectable person. Get into the habit of having a glass between drinks and downing a pint before bed and you’ll be good to go in the morning. Hangover who?!

water

DON’T: GIVE UP DRINKING TO SAVE MONEY…

INSTEAD: LEARN HOW TO MAKE COCKTAILS AT HOME

Drinking cocktails at swish bars can start to add up, so if you’re watching the bank balance and not the liver, head to one of the many cocktail classes in London and learn to make a signature cocktail. Stock up your booze cupboard, throw some parties and make the drinks yourself! It saves you money plus it makes you look bad ass. Not sure which ones to try? We’ve got that sorted for you!

make cocktails

DON’T: CUT OUT BAD FOODS…

INSTEAD: TRY NEW WEIRD FOODS

We could all cut out cheese, pizza and chocolate but where is the fun in that? Instead of cutting food out, bring new foods IN (bonus if it’s something healthy, obvs!). The fruit and veg aisle always has some weird looking stuff, dragon fruit is a good place to start. Live a little.

vegetables

DON’T: LEARN A NEW SKILL…

INSTEAD: LEARN A NEW PARTY TRICK

The music is playing, the drinks are flowing and the party tricks are coming out. Do you want to say “I took up Italian lessons this year” or do you want to impress with a damn good party trick? Knotting a cherry stick with your tongue while moonwalking will make you far more friends than a belated driving licence… you can’t drink and drive anyway.

moonwalk

FORGET LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT…

INSTEAD: LEARN A SONG

You don’t want to do a load of lessons only to be able to whack out grade 2 guitar chords. Get a teacher, don’t dilly dally and just learn that ONE song that will have people in awe. Far more useful. That way when you’re sitting by a fire under the stars and a guitar is being passed around you can whack out an acoustic version of Slade’s guitar solo in Michael Jackson’s Beat It and get laid.

guitar