The holiday season can sometimes be home to high-stress levels and reeling tension dreaded by all. The stress of buying gifts and figuring out dinner plans is over, but now a new stress lurks, and it's less than a week away! That's right, we're talking about New Years. Figuring out your resolutions and where you're going to be when the ball drops is stressful, but I am going to point out some reasons why the pros of New Years outweigh the cons.
1. Two Words: Fresh Start
While you cannot actually hit the reset button on life, the new year gives us all a chance to mentally and emotionally give ourselves a fresh start. You can make a change in your life and it's perfectly acceptable, in fact, it's encouraged!
Times of great change bring about some of the greatest realizations! The new year tends to make people remember the journey they embarked on within the past year; the ups, the downs, the good, and the bad.
Hearing about the resolutions that people create for themselves can give you a lot of insight into who they are and who they wish to be. Do they have a more serious resolution or just something they made up as a joke? Do they even have a resolution at all? Whatever the case, resolutions are just fun to hear about!
4. Plans! Plans! Plans!
If you are like me, making plans can be extremely stressful. I like to know my plans ahead of time. To me, structure is key. However, a full night of fun is definitely worth a little bit of stress! There's nothing quite like being with people you care about and ringing in the New Year! Whether you celebrate more quietly with your family, or go out and rage with your friends, it is sure to be a good time.
Every year it seems like I am watching a trailer for a movie that looks absolutely fantastic, and at the end of the trailer, the words "coming New Years," show up on the screen. Now this does not mean I am going to go to the movies on New Years, but at least I have something to look forward to and I know what I'm going to be doing a couple days after the holiday!
6. The Razzle Dazzle
Okay ladies and gentlemen, let's bring out the glitter and confetti! New Years is a night when people dress the nines and ready for the newest post on Instagram. It's always fun when you have an occasion to get dressed up and go out!
7. The Countdown
Everybody loves a good countdown, and what countdown is more highly anticipated than the one counting down to a new year? It's simply amazing to just think about how millions of people are thinking the same thing as midnight approaches.. wow, another year in the books.
The holiday season is without a doubt stressful, but the new year can be the perfect time to leave that stress behind. Think of those resolutions, make those plans and get ready for the countdown. Bring it on, 2017!