When you Love to Hate New Years Eve!

New Year’s Eve is supposed to be a night when you dress up to the nines and attend the most happening party in the city with a number of hyped-up people around you anxiously waiting for the clock to strike 12 and kiss each other!

This might sound exciting to most, but if you’re anything like me, chances are that you dread this idea and the feeling. It’s not like I’m anti-social or something, I just hate the idea of “going out and celebrating” when I can be happy as a lark staying at home! If you relate to this and if you don’t wanna give in to the “forced fun”, here’s help, because there’s nothing worse than pretending you’re having a ball of a time:

1. Take a New Year’s Eve break

I totally get it! You want to get away from the noisy city around this time of the year. This time, don’t overthink and plan your getaway already! Explore places that are less travelled and less commercialized – the woods, mountains or serene beaches. Imagine yourself and a few of your favourite people hanging out by the beach and sipping margaritas – bliss!

2. Visit a country where it’s not New Year

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Yes, it’s true! Not everyone celebrates New Year on 1st January. Asian countries including China, Bali and South Korea do not traditionally celebrate New Year’s Eve on 31st December. So, if this brings any respite, go visit any one of these countries.

3. Treat yourself

With everyone ready to throw away their money on New Year’s Eve bash, treat yourself to better things in life – like that pretty dress, those shoes, that watch or bag you’d been eyeing on for so long. Dress up, feel good and go nowhere!

4. Stay at home

Staying at home on a festive night can be one of the most relaxing experiences ever! Decorate your home with scented candles, throw that coziest blankie on the couch and enjoy comfort at your home. Make yourself a nice dinner and pop that bottle of bubbly.

5. Go on a movie-thon

Consider this as the best time to go on a movie marathon or to complete the series of a TV show. Binge watching with a bucket of popcorns in one hand is one of the best things to do on New Year’s Eve if you hate going out.

For me, an ideal New Year’s Eve would include staying at home, lying on a cozy couch with a maximum of three friends, some good food, drinks, light music, some quiet time and going to bed by 11:30. For anyone braving the winters and going out on New Year’s Eve, have fun, make smart choices and I’ll see you in 2017!


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