Why Parties Are Good For You

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Human beings are social creatures at heart, even if you are an introvert. 

Connections and socializing make us happy and help us develop. 

There are many different ways to ensure we get enough of these connections and social situations in our lives, but one of the best – and potentially easiest – is to go to parties or even arrange a party yourself. 

Read on to find out why parties are good for you so you can start attending more of them instead of automatically saying no.

Why Parties Are Good For You

Social Connection

As we mentioned above, there is definitely a social element to parties, and that is something we all need to try to get more of. 

When we are able to connect with others and build relationships, we can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. 

This has been linked to poor mental health, so socializing is a good thing to do when you can. 

You don’t have to go to parties every night of the week – that would probably be bad for you due to lack of sleep at the very least – but once in a while, a party could be exactly what you need to strengthen your connections. 

Parties are the ideal opportunities to meet new friends, start romantic relationships, or even reconnect with people we haven’t seen for a long time. 

You’re in a neutral setting, and everyone is having fun, so making small talk won’t feel so awkward, and you never know what lasting connections you might make. 

Get a couple of drinks from the specialists at and pass one to a friend if you want to break the ice and start talking. 

Boost Mental Health

Cheerful friends hanging out together at nature and fire with guitar playing and singing.

We’ve briefly touched on the mental health aspects of attending parties above, but it’s an important point, so it’s worth looking into in more detail.

When you socialize with others, studies have shown that it reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, and it enhances your confidence and self-esteem.

This combination of factors will certainly positively influence your mental health. 

Plus, when you’re having fun, your body will release serotonin into your bloodstream.

This is a hormone that is known to be a natural mood enhancer, and it actively works to reduce the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) you have.

Clearly, having fun at parties is a good thing.

Physical Health Benefits

You might not consider going to a party something that would be good for your physical health, and it might not always be the case – going somewhere and sitting while eating and drinking a lot isn’t so healthy (although once in a while, it can be good for your mental health, as we’ve discussed).

However, a lot of the time, parties will be more active than you realize; if you’ve ever gone home with aching feet or woken up with stiff legs from dancing so much, you’ll know what we mean. 

Dancing is one way that parties can be physically good for you, but you might also engage in party games or team sports (in a fairly non-competitive way, of course).

You’ll be moving and staying active a lot of the time, even if you’re just walking around talking to people.

Any form of movement is good for you, and if you’re counting steps, a party will give you a lot more than you would have had otherwise.

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