How To Still Have Fun At Music Festivals Even If You Are Suddenly Sick Or Shy
Do you have any plans to attend a music festival? Are you concerned that you will fall ill while you are there or coming back sick? While this is always a possibility, you can take action to protect yourself.
Music has the power to evoke strong emotions. It doesn't matter if you're listening to rock, classical, or jazz!
We take so much away from a music festival as music lovers: new friends, lasting experiences, and a plethora of photos to prove it all.
However, there is one thing we don't want to bring home with us, such as the "music festival fever."
For some people, the festival flu is an illness that occurs after attending a festival for a week or two. It's caused by a lack of sleep, poor diet, and pushing your body to its limits. However, like most illnesses, it can be avoided.
When attending a music festival, there are a few things to keep in mind that can keep you healthy so that you may enjoy yourself while you're there!
Do you want to know how to stay healthy? Then stick around because we'll go over all you need to know right now!
Here are some music festival health guidelines to assist you to avoid getting sick during or after the event:
Everything starts with the mind: you decide then you act.
As simple as that may seem, it’s the basis of all creative processes.
Your goal is to enjoy yourself at your next music festival, so focus on that. Don’t be obsessed with viruses, bacteria or other germs rather see yourself looking good and feeling good throughout the festival.
This is important because no physical action can trump your ruling state of mind. If you intend to be happy and healthy all through the events, it will be so for you because thoughts are creative.
Thoughts are things; as you think so you are and as you continue to think, so you will remain.
Every cell in your body is tuned in to what you're thinking. So, instead of focusing on the negative, consider the positive. Think Health!
Cultivate Breathing Properly
Breathing correctly can help you sleep better, digest meals more efficiently, boost your immune system, and reduce stress.
Feel your abdomen rise and expand like a balloon as you close your mouth and inhale softly through your nose. Exhale slowly and deeply via pursed lips, as if blowing bubbles, taking two to three times the time it took to inhale.
Repeating these steps for 5–10 minutes before and after each day’s activities will keep you in good condition and as you continue this easy breathing rhythm, focusing on merely filling the lower lungs with fresh air, your mind will be calm and relaxed to prevent sicknesses and diseases.
It's one of those situations where saying something is easier than actually doing it.
The festivities regularly spanned until the next day after the music stopped in the evening (assuming it is a camping festival). It's crucial to listen to your body, even if you're tempted to stay up late like everyone else. Your body will most likely reward you the next day.
Get at least 6 hours of sleep to be able to enjoy the music rather than falling asleep to it the next day. Because they can be fairly noisy, you might want to invest in a pair of earplugs. Also, even in the dead of night, the light entering your tent may be very bright, so keep your face covered.
Air mattresses are highly recommended because sleeping on the ground might induce body aches the next day.
Modulating your body temperature is a skill that can guarantee your survival not just at a festival but all through life. This is one of those things you might not think about, yet it might have an effect on your health.
It may be warm during the day but freezing at night, especially for festivities taking place in the fall. Your sinuses and allergies may be worse by changes in the weather. As a result, check the weather forecast before attending a festival to ensure you're dressed appropriately. You don't want it to be 50 degrees at night and you only have a T-shirt and a blanket to keep you warm!
A weekend music festival is a marathon for your body, and it will eventually catch up with you if you don’t prepare for it.
This is something that many people struggle with during music festivals. It's difficult to give up cash to sustain yourself with a few meals when many festivals only accept tokens rather than cash.
Take our word for it: it's a good investment. If you don't eat enough, your body won't have enough nourishment to function, and your immune system will suffer as a result. Snacks will only help you get so far.
If you're going to eat snacks, make sure you have enough to last you the entire time. Choose foods that are high in bio-available nutrients, such as apples, bananas, and oranges. Chips and cookies will simply make you increase your chances of collapsing later on in the day.
This is one of the most crucial recommendations.
Water is necessary for a multitude of functions, including controlling body temperature, keeping joints lubricated, avoiding infections, transporting nutrients to cells, and maintaining normal organ function.
Being hydrated improves sleep quality, cognition, and happiness.
Between each alcoholic drink, make sure you drink some water. Festivals make you more prone to dehydration than usual due to the dust, dancing, and walking.
Furthermore, actively avoid sharing drinks with others. Carry a reusable cup or bottle that is exclusively yours to properly protect yourself from additional germs.
Washing your hands before going to a music festival can help you from getting sick.
When everyone is hurrying around and has places to be, it's easy to forget about basic hygiene. Music festivals are usually hosted in dusty locations, which means you'll be breathing it in for three days (remember, anyone?).
Blowing your nose and cleansing your face should be a priority.
Washing your hands is one of the most efficient ways to protect yourself from pathogens. Remember that just because your hands appear clean doesn't imply they are, so take caution.
Using sanitizer most of the time especially when you are outdoor is not a bad idea. Especially when you are unable to reach the sink. Then, as a last resort, use hand sanitizer. You should try to use one that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Apply a sufficient amount to your palm and rub it in with your palms until it is completely dry. Keep in mind, however, that if your hands are greasy or dirty, it may not be as effective.
Please don't touch your face. Pathogens on your hands can quickly enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth!
If you have to, consider wearing gloves to act as a physical reminder of where your fingers don't belong, kindly do so.
We know there is love in sharing but not in this situation. If you're anything like me, you enjoy sharing, however, during music festivals, avoiding sharing your food and drink can save your life.
Don't share your food or drinks with others, no matter how delicious they are. They are easily contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness.
The same may be stated about eating utensils such as forks. Make sure that everyone has theirs!
If you're not feeling well, go home. If you've finished the festival and are still in good spirits, still go home. Allow your body to rest in order to recover.
Take a bath, enjoy your coffee and stretch out your muscles. Your body is a physical suit or like a piece of machinery, it must be maintained in order to serve you well for a long time.
Respect your body's capabilities and celebrate yourself so that you can be fit for the next music event.
If you are shy
Introverts account for approximately 16–50 percent of the population. It's possible that up to half of us are introverts without even realizing it. Festivals can give a wide range of stimuli, so knowing how to navigate the landscape for the greatest experience is beneficial.
Outgoing individuals may not understand why making friends is a deliberate and selective process for you, but we do, and we know how difficult it can be when you're an introvert at a festival. Here are some helpful hints and suggestions to help you make the most of your festival experience.
This is where everything begins, the decision to have fun and the understanding that most of the people you see out there are shy and possibly scared but the choice to have fun always.
People come to the festival to have a good time not to judge, so take your mind off of it.
Step into your power
The challenge with some of us, shy persons, is we misplace our attention when we seek approval from others and start thinking creepy thoughts like
- Is everyone staring at me? No! They aren’t and if they are looking right at you their mind is probably not focused on you and if it’s who cares.
- Am i good enough? Yes! You are more than good even. Don’t wait for other people to approve you, approve yourself.
- Will anybody want to talk to me? Of course, talk to them if you want, and if they don’t respond, don’t take it personally. Move on to the next, but ensure you are looking friendly and speaking intelligently.
You step into your true power when you are relaxed and self-assured of your worth, giving complement rather than just expecting it. Looking for who to help than just been needy at the festival or anywhere you are in life.
Look Your Best
Going back to the point on dress vibrant and stylish makes you look your finest so networking with new people is a breeze. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. With an outfit that incorporates a conversation opener, you can have fun without saying anything.
Dance Like No One Is Looking.
Dancing is like a self-assurance mantra; it's about understanding yourself better through daring creative expression. Sometimes words fail us, and this is why there's always a dancefloor, so why not use it as a form of bodily meditation?
Learn to Make Face Name Connection
Everyone’s name is their favorite word, and most people like you if you remember it.
In a simple yet powerful way, When people introduce themselves by their given name or nickname, appropriately expresses a personal stake in them as a person.
When someone mentions their name, take a moment to remember it. It will improve your festival experience and your ability to make friends. At a festival, say "Hello, Josh" instead of "friend."
Watch Youtube videos on memorizing techniques because this tip is a deal-breaker.
Take photos, do something new. Make your presence at the festival count for you.
Take a ride on the Ferris wheel to get a bird's-eye view of the event. Try threading your way to the front row of the crowd for a closer glimpse at a legend. Take a trip down memory lane with a friend or two.
Defending Yourself Against Germs and enjoying the festival even if you are shy
You now know everything there is to know about staying healthy! Always remember that your health comes first, especially with all that is going on right now.
Listen to some music if you're going to be at a music festival. Don't worry about falling ill while you're there, you can take action to protect yourself. And if you are shy, you will do well to heed our recommendations above but wherever you do believe in yourself and make the most of living.
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