Why raving won't make you happy
There’s no doubt that partying on a regular basis has many positives. Being able to go out and let loose, socialise, forget your troubles and be immersed in music brings a lot of happiness.
However, relying on raves alone as a source of therapy and escape can often have the opposite effect. As hard as it may be to hear, raving won’t make you happy and here’s why…
BRAINS LOVE VARIETY
Sure, you might be going to different clubs and locations every week, but the activity is the same. Our brains thrive on variety, in fact participating in different activities enhances our cognitive function.
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE
Focusing solely on raving can lead to unhealthy behaviours such as neglecting other areas of your life, addictions, and poor physical and mental health. When the party life consumes you it can lead to unhappiness.
IT BECOMES A CRUTCH
When raving becomes your ONLY channel for catharsis there’s potential for problems. Outsourcing your joy and contentment to external sources will end in tears and it’s very dangerous to rely on parties alone to be the cure for your ills.
IT’S NOT THE REAL WORLD
Getting lost in the party can lead to delusional behaviour. The contrast between the escape and liberation of a party and the often mundane slog of everyday life can be difficult to accept. This can create depression, anxiety and unhealthy reliance on the fantasy world of clubs as a remedy.
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