But looking for something to do to start the New Year off—in a way that is meaningful to you—can feel burdening, especially with unnecessary societal pressure. So in an effort to pacify your New Year’s Day planning anxiety, we’ve come up with a list of 21 ideas fit for anyone in any emotional or physical (hangovers welcome) state. Whether you're looking for a wellness retreat or need to spend the day in hibernation, as long as you do you, 2019 is yours for the taking.
Update your social media accounts by editing your bios, handles, and taking down any photos you no longer want publicly seen. A quick refined rebrand can actually be a good way to set your intentions for the year—describe both the person you are and who you strive to be.
You’ve got a whole 365 days ahead of you, so feel free to pace yourself and start the year off slowly with enjoyable yet relaxed activities.
Stretch and elongate your body with an hour (or more) of . It’s the perfect balance of mindful reflection and exercise to ease into the year.
While celebrating New Year’s can be joyous for some, for others it can be hard. Perhaps over this past year, life hasn’t turned out the way you’d hoped. Or maybe holidays are an especially difficult time for you (very common, by the way). If this is the case, planning a feel-good New Year’s Day can help prevent feeling down or alone.
As a way to lift your spirits practice gratitude. Call two friends or family members who made you feel special last year and thank them for it. Or simply you’re grateful for from 2018 or five people you want to reconnect with in 2019. Sometimes connecting with others that love you can be just the thing to put a smile on your face.
Sometimes watching the world operate and pass by can give great perspective. Jump on a bus or other mode of public transportation and just see where it takes you. You may choose to get off or just ride the day away. Pay attention to the rhythm of the world around you or zone out with a great soundtrack.
Saunter throughout the day by taking a long walk, whether solo , or with a good friend. Take your time re-exploring your neighborhood, people watch, and move your body. A night walk can be especially regenerating for a fresh start.
To support you in your planning efforts, we curated a few things you may need for your best New Year's Day yet.