It’s the first day of the new year and you’re off to a good start. You’ve got some goals and you’re ready to take them on. So what are you doing here?
Have you already failed? Already given up? I know it can be a little overwhelming when you’re trying to get going with something new, especially when January 1st rolls around – but don’t panic! We’ve all been there, and today we are going to talk about how you can survive the first and most dreaded day of the new year: January 1st.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love New Year’s Day and those who hate it. If you’re one of those people who loves this day because it represents fresh starts, new beginnings and new goals to accomplish, then kudos to you! But if you’re more like me… well then maybe this post is for you.
I’m not going to lie – I’m not a fan of New Year’s Day. It’s like waking up with a hangover on Christmas morning. It’s not fun, but it happens every year so we might as well learn how to deal with it… or better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place!
The first day of the new year is always scary, as we don’t know what the future holds. That is why we should be prepared for it.
Things to do on the morning of the first day:
-Get some sleep and get dressed by 5 am.
-Have a cup of coffee or tea in order to wake up properly, and then plan your day.
-Take a shower or bath but make sure you are clean before going out.
-Make a list of things that need doing around your home.
-Buy groceries at least once every two weeks so you don’t have to worry about running out food while working hard at work or studying hard at school/university!
Have fun with friends!
As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, the first few hours of January 1st will begin to pass. It is a time to reflect, to contemplate, and most of all, to dread. Whether you are alone or with friends and family, the first day of the new year can be one of the most terrifying days you will ever experience. There are many hazards of this dreaded day; but there are ways to survive it.
The first hazard is that of sleeping off the party. Many people think drinking themselves into a stupor is a good idea when they can’t sleep anyway due to the noise coming from those who did not sleep off their party. But they are wrong! Not only does alcohol prevent you from sleeping properly, it also dulls your reflexes and gives you a false sense of confidence in your abilities – which could be very dangerous in this case.
The second hazard is that of noise. Noise comes from many different sources: cars honking as they drive by, firecrackers being set off in the streets, other people drunkenly calling out the new year, etc. These noises may seem harmless at first, but eventually these random sounds meld together into one big noise that echoes through your head for hours on end!
If you are like me, you probably woke up this morning with a mild hangover and a sense of dread that there’s not much to be done about it, no matter how much water or coffee you drink. That the feeling will just linger until the next party rolls around.
My name is Alex, I’m a blogger and I take my new years very seriously. In fact, I woke up at 6am this morning to get an early start on making 2018 amazing.
I can tell you from experience that the absolute worst thing you can do on January 1st is exactly what you think is right. If you have barre-class scheduled today and that sounds awful… Cancel! If your friends invited you out to brunch at some hipster place in Bushwick… Decline! If your mom thinks it would be fun for all of us to go apple picking today… Absolutely not!
A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year!
Time may fly, memories may fade, but my New Year’s resolution will always stay: to make you feel special every single day of the year.
As I look forward to a New Year, I always think of the gifts my parents have given me. Though we’re far apart, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Happy New Year, with gratitude.
May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
You are in the shower, trying to get your body to warm up. You failed to eat breakfast because your stomach is upset and you’re feeling too anxious to think about food. It’s cold outside and your first class starts at 8am. You’re dreading it – the first day of a new semester, the first day of new classes, the first day of some professor’s class who has no idea what kind of student you are. You have three papers due within the next month, but instead of being productive you spent all winter break watching Netflix and eating cookies.
Your face is breaking out from all the stress and lack of sleep, so you throw on a baseball cap and a sweatshirt that used to belong to your ex-boyfriend – now three boyfriends ago. You skipped your morning workout because you were too busy staring at yourself in the mirror, wondering what other students will think of you when they first see you.
You run out the door, trying to make it to class on time. The campus is pretty empty – most people are still recovering from New Year’s Eve festivities or just too hungover to attend their 8am lectures.
If only school started later, you think as you push open the heavy wooden doors and head inside…