Why it's ok to quit partying
Quit partying?! What? No way! Slave to the rave, I’ll sleep when I’m dead etc… You may be thinking this, or you may be curious about what it’s like to stop altogether. Either way, the notion of leaving the party lifestyle is one worth considering.
There’s no doubt that raving provides many positive benefits to peoples’ lives and that’s great. Taking permanent leave is also totally fine, and here’s why.
IT OPENS UP ROOM FOR GROWTH
No matter how expansive and transcendent your rave experiences can be, there will always be a point where you hit a glass ceiling. Focusing your energy on other pursuits can aid personal (and professional) growth through new experiences.
YOU GAIN CLARITY
Getting caught up in the fuzzy haze of weekly jaunts into the cycle of rave-afters-rave-afters-rave can distort your perception of reality. Quitting allows your mind and body to reset and brings life back into sharp focus.
YOU FIND OUT WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE
Raving buddies aren’t always the ones who’ll be there for you in times of need. By exiting the lifestyle, you’ll filter out the superficial friendships and whittle them down to those, who’ll be there for you no matter what.
REGAIN YOUR HEALTH
The amount of pressure put on your body and mind through consistent partying is detrimental to your wellbeing. When you call it quits, you give yourself the chance to recuperate and regain your health.
IT’S NOT AS IMPORTANT AS IT SEEMS TO BE
A tough one to hear, but there’s a hard truth to be digested here. Often we get sucked into the world of raves. There’s an expectation on the dance floor for catharsis or escape. But leaning on parties exclusively for such relief is risky. Quit and you can find other, more healthy, ways to deal with life’s challenges.
Taking a break for a few weeks, or months, is a great way to test the waters, investigate substitutes and see how you feel about quitting altogether. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic departure, but something you steadily work up to.
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