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Leaving the Party Lifestyle Behind in 2020

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You can’t have everything in life. There are times you have to choose between one thing or another. For example, if you’re going to be successful in your career and your personal life, then at some point, you might have to give up your partying ways. It can feel as if you can do everything when you’re in your early twenties, but once you’re past the age of, say, 25, then things become more complicated. Of course, saying you’re going to stop partying and actually doing it are two different things. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested methods for leaving that lifestyle in the past. 

Understand the Benefits

You’re not going to find it easy to resist going out if you don’t think there are any benefits. You’ll just be torturing yourself, especially when the weekend rolls around. You’ll find it difficult and unenjoyable to stay at home, especially if all of your friends are going out. You can get around this issue by learning and understanding the benefits of not partying. You’ll have more money, more energy, and you’ll look healthier too — plus, you’ll have time to do other things, too.

Getting Help

Of course, sometimes it’s not so straight forward. Even if you’re fully committed to your new lifestyle, sometimes saying goodbye to partying can be difficult, especially if there’s an addiction aspect to the whole thing. Even if we don’t fully realize it at the time, when we try to stop drinking alcohol, many people can learn that they have a problem that they can’t overcome on their own. The good news is that there is always help available. You can talk the issue through with friends, for example, or check yourself into a medication assisted treatment center. Taking this approach will help you to get to the underlying issue of your partying, and you’ll find it much easier than if you were trying to quit it cold turkey.

New Hobbies

Many people party every weekend, and the reason that they stay in that lifestyle is that they simply don’t know what else is available out there. Instead of suffering through boring weekend after boring weekend, take a look at picking up new hobbies and activities. Many people elect to take up hiking, because it’s a fun activity, and also because it usually requires that you wake up early on the weekend — you can’t do it with a hangover. 

And Social Groups

You’ve probably got a pretty solid group of friends with whom you can always head out for a night of fun. However, if you’re leaving that side of your life behind, then you’ll need to find some new friends, ones with whom you don’t go out. You shouldn’t say goodbye to your friends for good, of course, but it is important that you have another gang. You might play board games, go to the cinema, or just have a good old dinner party. Your other friends will catch up eventually!

 

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Alycia Gordan is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on healthcare technology, fitness and lifestyle. She is a tech junkie and divides her time between travel and writing. You can find her on @meetalycia

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