Excessive Partying - A Form of Self-Deprivation
Partying and having a good time is something we all love. It’s a nice way unwind, socialize, and let loose. However, when partying becomes excessive and begins to effect other areas of life, it can be considered a form of self-deprivation.
The Illusion of Happiness
Excessive partying often stems from a desire to escape reality or mask underlying issues. Most attend events to find fun when in actuality they should be bringing fun to share with others. This creates what we’ll call a “Joy Vacuum”. Multiple attendees showing up to parties with their vaccums turned up on high creates a powerful energetic suction that can strip the other attendees of “valuables”. It often leads to a temporary high followed by feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction. This then turns into a constant pursuit of pleasure through partying and can prevent individuals from addressing deeper emotional needs and finding genuine happiness in other aspects of life.
Excessive partying can also strain relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. Constantly prioritizing partying over spending quality time with loved ones can lead to feelings of neglect and resentment. Additionally, the partying lifestyle may attract individuals who are not necessarily interested in genuine connections, leading to shallow or unhealthy relationships.
Finding a Healthier Balance
If you find yourself caught in a cycle of excessive partying, it is a form of self love to take steps towards finding a healthier balance. Here are a few suggestions:
- Reflect on your motivations for partying excessively and consider conducting deep shadow work and/or seeking professional help to address any underlying issues.
- Set boundaries and establish a limit on the number of nights you go out or the amount of substances you consume.
- Explore alternative activities that bring you joy and fulfillment, such as hobbies, exercise, or spending quality time with loved ones.
- Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends/family that encourage your new healthier choices and prioritize your well-being.
- Practice self-care and prioritize your physical and mental health. This may include getting enough sleep, eating well, and engaging in activities that promote relaxation and stress reduction.