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Alco-Wholesome: Can sipping make you more creative? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿท

Updated: Oct 20



๐Ÿ‘‰ A cheeky glass of wine with dinner.


๐Ÿ‘‰ A cheeky beer while watching the footy.


๐Ÿ‘‰ A cheeky cocktail to unwind after work.


For many, alcohol is a beloved part of our social rituals and everyday relaxation. ๐Ÿ˜Œ


But did you knowโ€ฆ a cheeky sip can increase your creative ideas? ๐Ÿคฏ


Yep, a recent study in 2020 suggests that low levels of alcohol might reduce our inhibitions and anxiety, allowing more creative ideas to flow. ๐Ÿ‘Œ


โ€œWhen participants reached a 0.075% blood alcohol level (this is around 3 drinks in 2hours for the average adult) - they actually performed better on creative problem-solving tasks compared to when they were sober.โ€ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚


BUTโ€ฆ before you go rushing off to the nearest bar for โ€œinspirationโ€ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ


The benefits of booze were modest with just a 10-15% increase over sober levelsโ€ฆ


And if you went above that โ€˜sweet-spotโ€™, it caused creativity to quickly deteriorate - impairing judgement, co-ordination and decision-making. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ


While a small amount of alcohol (aka little sips) may reduce stress and loosen lips and hipsโ€ฆ it is NOT a magical creativity serum! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿšซ


Rather than prescribing alcohol there are many healthy ways to stimulate your imagination that don't require a drink:


๐ŸŒณ Taking a walk and enjoying nature's beauty

๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Gentle exercise

๐ŸŽต Listening to music

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Meditation


So, the next time you crave a glass of wine or beer to get that EXTRA dose of courage, confidence or creativityโ€ฆ



Remember that moderation and mindfulness are the key. ๐Ÿ˜‰



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