By making small choices in your everyday, you will find it much easier to live a balanced lifestyle.
Keep the water close
A sip of your favourite drink – a sip of water. This approach will help you stay hydrated.
Drink with awareness
Before you dive into a drink, take a moment or two to appreciate the scent, the flavours, the texture, maybe even the colour of your drink. How does it make you feel? Does it match your mood and energy at that moment? Sip it with awareness and even focussed concentration. Trust me, it will feel different.
Write it down
Journaling is a proven daily ritual that can help you identify patterns of behaviour, limiting beliefs, reactions to situations and relationships with people and even material things. Take a moment to write down how you feel everyday, to help you become much more in tune with your inner self.
Shots are “quick wins” when it comes to getting us drunk at the speed of light. In essence, they’re the opposite of being mindful. If a mindful cocktail can last you a good half an hour, a shot will fly in seconds. Choose quality over quantity, and experiment with No & Low ABV cocktails such as La Vie En Rose with ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur.
Understanding your threshold is essential yet wonderfully empowering. Being aware of when you’re feeling good, feeling yourself, feeling fine and being in charge of that state of mind is ultimately your connection point to mindful drinking. Your mindful drinking starts with feeling good and staying in that moment.
Bacardi-Martini offers mindful cocktails containing less than 1 alcohol unit and a range of options to fit your lifestyle. If you’re looking for no and low cocktails then try these three options: for no try Vibrante Spritz with MARTINI® Vibrante Non-Alcoholic Aperitif, and for low the La Vie En Rose with ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur or a Mojito Spritz with BACARDÍ® Carta Blanca rum.
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About the Author
She grew up speaking Gujarati and learned Sanskrit at school. Her first book, Saffron Soul, is a cookbook inspired by the vegetarian food of the Gujarat region. Her second book Prajna focuses on rituals, Ayurveda, happiness and spirituality.
Mira has her own chai brand called Chai by Mira (@chaibymira), hosts events and retreats and is a health coach and breathwork practitioner.
In partnership with Bacardi
Our spirits are exquisitely crafted with long tradition and great pride. And, as a 7th generation family company and the largest privately held spirits company in the world, our business has always been about more than liquids or bottles.
For 160 years, we’ve been proud to be a catalyst for connection. We believe our purpose is to spark real-life rituals to bring people together for key moments in celebration, conversation and contemplation. Be it over a celebratory toast, a reunion of old friends, an impromptu post-work aperitif or an epic gathering of communities bound by film, music, art or sports.
We’re more than rum.