We all have our own little ways of keeping ourselves in our happy place. I truly believe the key to staying there is to prioritise the things that make YOU tick. If accepting that invite to a party or joining drinks after work just makes your mind whirl for a feasible excuse, then simply decline the offer. At times, we can feel pressure to be social, to step out of our comfort zone and to connect with others. But sometimes others have the power to alter and challenge your values for worse.