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Tips on How to Celebrate New Year at Home

by Roveen Anyango
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There was hope that the COVID-19 crisis would have been under control following the wide vaccine rollout, but the emergence of the Omicron variant has dampened those hopes. However, this does not mean that we cannot celebrate the New Year even when self-isolating at home. While the stay-at-home directives are not as stringent as they were during the first wave of the pandemic, you might not want to risk it. Perhaps, you want to celebrate New Year’s in a more muted yet still significant way.

Below are some tips on how to do it.

Catch celebrations on virtual events

Many New Year events have been canceled. However, there are many virtual events to celebrate the end of 2021. For example, the New York City’s New Year’s Eve event, which will be available on the Times Square website. You can also catch these other events.

Intimate party

If you and the people around you are fully vaccinated, then you could hold a small and intimate party at your home.

Make cocktails and hold a movie marathon or play card and board games as you banter 2021 away and welcome 2022 with the freshness of the morning.

Volunteer

If you have no plans to hold a party and want to do something for your community, then volunteer at your local nursing home, children’s shelter, and so on.

For many of the people in these homes, the festive period can often be a hard time since they are often almost forgotten about. So, how about beginning 2022 by donating items to them or even donating your time.

However, always confirm in advance before turning up so that you do not become an inconvenience rather than a needed helping hand.

Just… Relax

What’s the pressure? Sometimes, all you need to have a good 1st of January is to take time off the hustle and loud parties and just sit back and relax.

You could run yourself a hot bath, sip some wine and just let the evening consume you and your thoughts, as you make resolutions in your head. You could also watch your favorite movies curled up on your couch.

While this might seem sad and something only a lonely person would do, it is none of those if you do it out of choice and also out of the desire to do it.

Just because we need to be around others doesn’t mean we should force ourselves to be around them if we don’t feel like it. Take some time to be on your own if you want to, even if is New Year’s. However, do check up on loved ones.

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