How partying helps beat the winter blues
It’s that time of year when the cold and dreary days can elicit the blues for many of you. The winter season can be tough, triggering low moods and run down health (colds, flus and so on).
Dealing with the impact of winter blues isn’t always that easy, especially when you have responsibilities like work and family to take care of. Partying might not seem a good idea, but it can be a great antidote to winter blues. Here’s why…
Being on the dance floor, getting your body moving and grooving, can be an effective way of exercising. Exercise is often touted as a key remedy for winter blues. The impact on circulation, and the endorphins that are released into the body’s system, both help lift your mood.
A foundational aspect of human existence and essential to your mental wellbeing, socialising is crucial. You can shift your mood by simply interacting with other people. Good times with friends can be a huge boost: sharing, talking, laughing, and perhaps some physical interaction, too.
The therapeutic qualities of music are often reported by scientific outfits; the way in which music can alter our mood is powerful and a key component of the rave experience. Whether it’s the catharsis of hard techno, or the emotive response to soulful house, music is a wonderful mood enhancer.
Dance floors are, generally, places where a lot of positive energy is cultivated. People get immersed in the music and express themselves freely: hands in the air, smiles on faces, free hugs. It’s a place that is almost bound to leave you feeling buoyant and energised.
GET OUT THERE
Staying at home and wallowing in the blues is a sure way to perpetuate that low energy. Simply getting yourself out and in amongst it can help to shift your mood, taking you away from the gloom and into a space where music, positivity and community combine to lift you into a better state of mind.
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