Throwing a party can be a great way to get your friends and family together and have a good time, and it can also be a great way to meet new people or make a name for yourself in a new town.
For the most part, most of us know how to have a good time without making a fool of ourselves or getting into trouble. We talk to the right people, we behave ourselves, and we keep our alcohol consumption down to the perfect amount.
But there are sometimes when partying can take over and we become obsessed with having a good time. The following are a few signs that your partying has gotten too wild and out of control.
You party seven days a week.
Most people limit their partying to the weekend or to nights when they don’t have to work the next day. If you are going out and partying every night of the week without breaks, it’s a sign that it’s gotten too wild.
Bartenders/bar owners know you by name.
Becoming a regular at a bar is not necessarily a bad thing, but if every bartender at every bar or nightclub in the area knows exactly who you are, this is a sign that you’re attending these facilities far too often.
You have a new group of friends.
When you party too much, you will end up drifting away from those friends who may not have the same party mantra as you and end up getting closer with those people who do. If you have lost lifelong friendships and replaced them with people you barely know, your partying has gotten too wild.
You work is suffering.
If you find that you are getting worse at your job or that you’re calling in sick more often due to partying, this is a sign that you party too much. You should never risk losing your job just because of a party.
Your tolerance is way too high.
If you used to get drunk off of two glasses of wine and now you’re drinking straight vodka and emptying bottles without feeling any type of effect, it’s a sign you’re partying too hard.
You’re going broke.
Partying costs money. You have to pay for party clothes and transportation, not to mention cover charges and booze. If you’ve noticed that you don’t have as much money as you used to, or if you’re starting to dip into your savings, you need to stop partying.
You’ve been arrested.
Getting arrested for fighting during a party or driving under the influence is a sign that your partying has gone too far. You should never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, as you could harm yourself or someone else or even cause death. Plus, partying can make you feel more powerful than you really are, and you may start a fight with a stranger for no reason. If you have a rap sheet because of your partying, it’s time to stop.
Kathryn Thompson is a professional photographer. She enjoys planning parties for her five year old son and blogging about party decorations, themes, and photography.