I don’t care how hungover you are, if it is Christmas or Armageddon, you need to first get up, shower, get dressed and do your hair. Don’t forget makeup and no I don’t mean lipgloss. Do a little more than usual. Look refreshed, this is not just another Monday. If you have it in you – go to the gym, sweat it out. Nothing is worse than overdoing it the night before the day that actually matters. And honestly who wants to go thru an entire holiday not being able to eat and drink exactly what you want to? DODGING THE HANGOVER ALL TOGETHER: If you actually plan on exercising self discipline, good for you, bravo. We have some tips for the hopeful at heart on how to avoid a hangover all together or at least minimize it. First: be sure to eat actual food, not like a piece of lettuce, actual food like a mozzarella stick or a burger while you are over serving yourself. Don’t wait until after you consumed enough for a party of 5, eat before and during. And of course, hydrate. Water with a lemon between each drink literally is a make or break of your hangover survival. And for the love of all things holy please pick your posion and stick with it. If you want to feel like a spring breaker in Cancun then by all means indulge in shots and mixed drinks but if you want to actually make it through the holiday we advise you pick your drink, stick with it and slurp on. COVERING SAID HANGOVER UP: When you are trying to successfully cover up the hangover from your pre-pre-pre gaming consumption you have to legit fake it ‘til you make it. Declare positive affirmations. When someone asks you how you are doing or when a friend calls concerned from the night before and questions whether or not you are alive: own your response. Scream it from the rooftops: “I am great!” This will not only trick them but you will actually start to believe it. Lastly, if you are really dying don’t be afraid to hit up drive thru McDonald’s on your way to grandmas, nothing cures a hangover like anything from McDonald’s.