New Year’s Eve comes with a lot of pressur! I mean you gotta find the perfect person to kiss at midnight, ringing in the New Year with over-the-top plans and tons of booze. Plus, there’s an impulsive need to document the whole experience on social media LOL Why meet 2013 with anxiety and high expectations?
The folks at HuffPost Healthy Livinghave compiled 13 things that aren’t worth stressing over this New Year’s Eve:
- Not having plans: Ordering takeout, buying champagne and watching the ball drop can actually be fun.
- Being alone: Just because you’re solo for one night doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a lifetime of loneliness.
- Staying up past midnight: When you wake up it will be 2013 and you can send all your loved ones happy new year texts in the morning.
- The few extra pounds you’re carrying from the holidays: Everyone has it, and no one is noticing it but you.
- Having no one to kiss at midnight: It’s better than kissing the wrong person.
- Drinking champagne: Pick a drink you actually like, and enjoy.
- Texting everyone you know: You can say “Happy New Year” when you first see them after January 1st.
- Getting dressed up: Wear your favorite thing instead.
- Documenting every moment on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: You’ll have more fun being in the present than on your phone.
- Being responsible for anyone else’s good time: Just because someone asks about your NYE plans, doesn’t mean you need to invite them along.
- Watching the ball drop: It happens every year.
- Buying 2013 hats, glasses and poppers: They’ll be outdated in a day.
- Not having fun: It’s just one day. If it’s bad, then 2013 can only get better.