Ask Emma: How do I bounce back from Halloweekend?

Emma has some advice on how to recover from this weekend’s shenanigans.



With Halloween gone, Emma has tips on how to bounce back from what went down this weekend.

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen news editor

Editor’s Note: Even though Emma Ledbetter has graduated, The Daily Evergreen has decided to continue the Ask Emma segment with a new author in honor of our friend Emma and all the people she has helped.

Dear Emma, 

I think I went way too hard this Halloween. My friends convinced me to go out almost every night that we possibly could and I just couldn’t say no. It’s Halloween! I love Halloween so much and I’m all for an excuse to wear a costume. I’m glad that I got to experience it but I’m EXHAUSTED. I feel like I have a hangover that will never go away. With all the partying I did last week, I really need to get myself in check and focused. I need help. What should I do? 


Halloween Hangover Victim 


Dear Halloween Hangover Victim,  

We have all been there! It’s so hard not to take part in the Halloween festivities and as a Halloween lover myself, I can’t blame you for wanting to be a part of every moment of this past weekend.  

It can also be very challenging to recuperate after several consecutive nights of Halloween fun; you’re tired, you’re behind on school work, your room is a mess and you have a brain fog that feels like it will last forever.  

My first tip to remedy this horrific hangover is to sleep. A LOT. I know that with all the activities of this past weekend, you probably did not get much sleep. If possible, try to plan a day this week when you can spend the whole day resting. Even if you can’t dedicate the whole day to your bed, try to allot yourself at least a couple of hours to get some real rest. 

I guarantee that you will feel so much better once you can rest and heal from the weekend. 

In addition to this, drink a ton of water. Besides the general good that water can do for you, if you decided to partake in any alcoholic beverages this weekend, you must rehydrate. 

If you have a go-to hangover meal, there is no better time than now to treat yourself to it. Personally, a McDonald’s breakfast always cures me of my troubles, but to each their own. 

Once you’ve rested and hydrated, it’s time to get your life together. Spend some time looking over the assignments, exams and projects you have coming up and make note of them. 

Also, if your room is looking like the aftermath of a tornado, perhaps consider cleaning it up a bit. I think having a tidier space will help you be more effective in implementing my next piece of advice because messy rooms can be hard to focus in. 

If you slacked on some of your schoolwork last week, now would be the time to hunker down and get it done. I know it’s not gonna be fun to play catch-up, but sadly Halloween is over and we must snap back to reality. 

As another weekend will be coming around sooner than we think, it might be a good idea to take this weekend off from going out. Taking some alone time to rest and heal will make a world of a difference and maybe you can spend the weekend trying out some of the tips I have mentioned above. 

I am sad to see another Halloween come and go which feels like way too quickly, but I hope these tips can help you feel more refocused, check in to your responsibilities and get rid of that hangover! 

Good luck!