How to avoid party burnout
As the classic track instructs, Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (sometimes minus the eat and sleep). It’s a familiar pattern, followed by many ravers out there. Out all the time, caught up in a cycle of parties every week.
Eventually, this can cause a lot of problems. One of which is burn out - when your body and mind are totally depleted. So, for anyone who is fully wedded to the party lifestyle, here’s how to avoid party burn out…
GET COMFORTABLE WITH SAYING ‘NO’
A word that seems to become harder and harder to say when you reach adulthood, “No” is your free pass to some time out. If you’re starting to feel fatigued and a little bored of partying, it’s time to retreat and get those boundaries up.
NOTICE HOW YOU’RE FEELING
A lot of us can forget to check in with ourselves when we’re going at it full pelt. In the middle of the week, carve out some time to bring awareness to how you’re feeling - physically and mentally.
LOOK OUT FOR COMMON SIGNS
Common signs of burnout include feeling listless, fatigue (physical and emotional), anxiety, low mood, not wanting to socialise, low productivity and lack of creativity. If any of those are familiar to you, it’s time to reconsider your devotion to the dance floor.
PICK YOUR BATTLES
Often, the more you party, the more “cool points” you think you’re collecting. Prolific ravers get props from their peers, but it’s a one-way ticket to burn out if you don’t become more discerning. Becoming more selective can help to keep you fit and rave-ready.
Hit the brakes, stop, look around you and take some time to recuperate and get some perspective. When you’re immersed in the party life you can lose sight of why you’re actually doing it. Slowing down to take stock can really help rejuvenate your system, too.
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