Posted on May 20 2016
Keeping a Balance
The music festival was an unforgettable experience, but now you’re beat. Music festivals with friends can be some of the best times of your life, but it’s rare to get through a festival without it taking a toll on you physically and mentally. At Electro Threads, we’re all about helping you keep balance in your life and refocus your mind after an eventful experience.
With our positive clothing and motivational shirts, you can keep the good vibes going after the music stops while learning to recharge your mental battery. We believe life is all about keeping a balance—follow these tips to keep your balance in check.
Surviving a Festival
Whether you’re a seasoned festival veteran or a first-timer, taking time after it’s over to make sure you’re recharged and balanced will help you in all aspects of your life. So much goes into putting together your plan of attack for the festival, so once you have carried the plans out and enjoyed yourself for days it can be hard to jump right back into real life.
The road to surviving post-festival life starts during the festival. Follow these tips to get through the long days ready for more:
- Water, Water, Water – Whatever you’re drinking, make sure the majority of it is water. Even if it’s not particularly hot outside, the constant sun exposure, standing, and dancing will quickly lead to dehydration if you’re not prepared. Even after you’re done for the day, keep the water handy. Bring a case or two for the back of the car to make sure you’ll always have access.
- Sunscreen and Shade Are Your Friends – You might be hoping for a great tan, but staying in the sun constantly will wear you out quicker and lead to very uncomfortable sunburns that can quickly kill your good mood. Find shade whenever possible, and always use sunscreen. That way you can just relax and let the music take over instead of having to deal with an uncomfortable and painful burn.
- Eat Hearty & Healthy Foods – Being out on the road and hanging with friends at the festival calls for an unhealthy meal or two, but keeping healthy, filling foods handy will keep your energy and mood up. Bring high-protein and portable foods such as nuts, beef jerky, granola bars, and other similar snacks that need no refrigeration. When you eat well, you feel good. When you feel good, you can let the positive vibes roll all weekend long.
After the festival is over, there are a few more things to do before returning to work ready to take on the world:
- Avoid Caffeine – Fight the urge to reach for a coffee or Coke when the inevitable fatigue hits. Instead, try your best to get a good night’s sleep. Caffeine may give you a quick burst of energy, but after it wears off you’re often more tired than before and likely more dehydrated. Just devote time to proper sleep and your schedule will be closer to returning to normal.
- Recover with a Buddy – You’re not spending the festival alone, and you shouldn’t recover alone either. When the music’s over and it’s time to head home and back to reality, you can recover together as well. When you’re recovering, choose a buddy that won’t leave your side for a few days, whether it’s a friend, sibling, or your significant other. Then make sure you’re both using after-sun lotion, eating well, and drinking water. Don’t forget to catch up on hygiene with a relaxing, stress-relieving bubble bath.
- Get Active – Any form of physical activity may seem like torture after the weekend you just had, but the endorphins released during exercise will improve your mood even more and help ease any sore muscles you may have. But if you only have the time for either sleep or exercise, choosing just to sleep isn’t a bad thing!
Nothing gives off positive vibes more than a group of music lovers swaying to the beat while decked out in flower crowns, motivational shirts, and other festival-themed clothing. Just because the festival is over doesn’t mean you have to let go of that feeling. Keep it going by wearing your festival clothes over and over again.
At Electro Threads, we have all the clothing you’ll need to continue the feeling of the festival while taking the time to refocus your mind and recover. After that, you’ll be ready to book your next music festival!