Finding yourself alone and at home on New Year’s Eve? Does this make you sad or depressed? Or, are you like me and you revel in it because you realized long ago that all those New Year’s Eve parties are over-hyped and make you claustrophobic anyway?
Still, even if you don’t like the parties, it might make you sad to be completely alone. Maybe your significant other is deployed or simply lives far away, is working or for whatever reason y’all have decided to spend it apart.
Are you like me and live in a small town where there is nothing to do even you wanted to and you don’t want to drive 30 minutes way with no way of driving home if you drink?
For all these reasons, I put together this how-to guide of spending New Year’s Eve home alone.
Have a Movie Marathon
Have a favorite series? Marathon it! My personal picks would be Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter.
As for a TV Show marathon, I would choose Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, Girls, or The Walking Dead. I actually think AMC is doing a Walking Dead New Year’s marathon so there ya go!
Party with your Pets
Deck your pets out to the nines for New Year’s! They love you more than anyone else anyway, right?!
Dye your Hair a Crazy Color
Have you been wanting to dye your hair a fun crazy color? What better time than the beginning of a new year? Fresh start anyone?
Here’s some inspiration. Sidenote: I am actually going to be doing my hair another crazy color in January – still deciding on which.
Build a Badass Fort
Remember how fun this was as a kid? Why not build an awesome fort to watch your movie marathon in or to catch up on reading or just to lay and gaze at the lights? You may never want to take it down!
Make a Junk Food Buffet
Get in all that junk food one last time before you swear it off.
Give yourself a complete pampering session: manicure, pedicure, bubble bath, hair treatment. Hell, shave your legs for the first time this winter!
Throw Things Away
Have you made a resolution of some kind that requires giving something up? Take the time now to throw away all that food you aren’t going to eat. Trying to downsize as your resolution? Start now! Use this closet trick to downsize your clothes.
Make an Online Dating Profile
Is being alone on New Year’s alone making you realize you need a significant other? Sign up for a dating site! There’s no shame in it, especially if your schedule/location doesn’t really allow for meeting other singles. Check out these tips for making your own profile.
Make an Awesome Sauce Jar
Instead of focusing on the negatives, make one of these jars so next New Year’s Eve you’ll remember all the awesome things that happened in your life.
What other things would you add to this list? Are you spending New Year’s at home or out? Alone or with someone?