How to avoid peaking too early
Everyone has peaked too soon at least once in their lifetime. It’s perhaps one of the most common mistakes made when it comes to partying. The fallout is terrible; your night ruined, having to go home early, or needing to be looked after. Embarrassment, shame, wasted money, the list goes on.
The excitement of an impending party, being able to let loose, shake off the stresses of the week and escape into the party can sometimes mean we go all out way too soon. With a bit of consideration and self-control though, a disappointingly early peak can be avoided. Here’s how…
MAKE A DEAL WITH YOURSELF
You know there’s a rave or two on the agenda, so take a bit of time to think about what it is you want to achieve. If you want to maximise your fun then it’s wise to focus on sticking to that goal.
It could be lasting the distance, catching a particular set, or ticking off a certain number of parties. Once you have a goal in mind, make a deal with yourself to double down and achieve it.
MAKE YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE
If you’re not confident in your ability to maintain self-control, a good way to backup your inventions is to announce them to anyone who’s responsible enough to keep you in check. By making yourself accountable, you outsource responsibility to another trusted person who will (hopefully) make sure you don’t go too ham too early.
HAVE REGULAR CHECK-INS
Stopping, even just for a few minutes, to check in with yourself and see where you’re at is essential on any night out. Ask yourself, “How do I feel right now?”, “Do I need any more intoxicants?”... If you want to avoid overdoing it, noting your status at various intervals can be really helpful.
Lining your stomach should be standard procedure ahead of a night out. Whatever you’re up to, make sure you’ve eaten well before you start getting stuck into the rave. Simply put, if you have an empty stomach, alcohol, or any other stimulants, will enter the lower intestine rapidly and that’s where it’s absorbed the quickest.
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