How healthy boundaries enhance the rave
Establishing healthy boundaries is an often overlooked aspect of life itself, not only in the rave. Adopting clearly defined boundaries, learning when to say “No”, protecting your energy and maintaining helpful limits can play a big part in enhancing the party experience.
A certain level of self-discipline can be very beneficial. How many times have you said yes to something you didn’t actually want to do and ended up spoiling your night?
Though it may feel awkward at first, and perhaps even a little boring, boundary-setting will eventually lead to inner happiness. It’s a simple premise, but the payoff can be huge.
For instance, if you want to say “No” (often incredibly challenging for many of us), be polite but assertive and very clear. Simple responses such as, “Thanks, but that’s not going to work for me” or “No, I’m not able to do that”, are the way to go. If the other person persists, you can walk away or tell them to respect your boundary.
Think about it like this, saying “No” to someone is saying “Yes” to yourself, and putting yourself first is a surefire way to achieve inner contentment. This translates to having the best time possible on your terms, no one else’s.
Ultimately, it’s about self-care. Being aware of your own needs and ensuring they are met by consciously setting boundaries; not just for others, but for yourself too.
Healthy boundaries lead to a better understanding of yourself. This means you can be knee deep in the rave and assured that, when talk of the after party comes up or making “that phone call”, you can decline with confidence, knowing it’s in your best interest.
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