4 hard truths about the sesh
There is no denying that plenty of people out there love a good smash up. For some, seshin’ every weekend is a lifestyle choice, rolling from club to club, afters to afters and coming home on Monday afternoon, drained but content.
We’re all free to enjoy life to the fullest, but we must also be aware that there are some hard truths that lay behind such debauchery. Here are four bitter pills to swallow…
BINGEING INCREASES HEALTH RISK
Heavy and consistent consumption of booze and other substances burdens the liver and other internal organs more so than moderate use. The liver, for instance, produces acetaldehyde after breaking down alcohol. Acetaldehyde is the most abundant carcinogen in tobacco smoke. Stay conscious of your consumption at all times.
TIME IS FINITE
If you’re out on the smash every single weekend, and spending the week recovering, remember we’re all on limited time here. Hard as it may be to hear, we only have one life and spending all your time getting wrecked is a waste. Try to balance your time between doing more productive activities; seeing family and friends, relaxing, exercising - anything that’s a counter to the excess of the sesh.
When you’re caught up in a seemingly never ending sesh, your mind is clearly not as sharp and wise as it would be in everyday life - alcohol impairs cognitive functions such as decision making, attention and memory. This can lead to making bad decision making, and potentially very risky, decisions; going to an unsavoury afters on your own, jumping in a cab to a stranger’s house, buying stuff from dodgy dealers and so on…
Through seshin’ on a regular basis you can acquire “friends” who you only hang out with when you’re cracking on. Friendships based on substance abuse and getting on it can be very shallow. The cold hard truth is, how many of your sesh mates would you be able to call on in an emergency? Never forget your real friends, and keep your guard up.
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