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9 Things to Do on New Year’s Day to Usher in 2022!

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Dec 29 3 minutes read


1. Make It a Movie Marathon.

Create lasting memories by starting a new family tradition. Throw a family movie night with one (or more!) of the best New Year's movies of all time. Craft cute movie-ticket garland, and use those holiday mugs one last time before packing away your Christmas decorations.


2. Cook a Homemade Brunch

Get creative with a new recipe, or stick with some familiar classics! Round out the menu with other brunch recipes for leisurely grazing all day long.


3. Write Down Your Resolutions

Take a moment to jot down some resolutions for the new year ahead. Try a "more of this/less of that" approach and add reasons to help yourself see them through. You can also begin a gratitude journal—research says taking just a few minutes each day to be mindfulof what you have to be thankful for improves well-being.


4. Make DIY New Year Crackers

 Make your very own holiday crackers (also known as party poppers in the U.S.) with an easy online tutorial. Stuff them with gifts, candy, or trinkets, and share with friends and neighbors. Let the kids get in on the fun by ripping them open in the morning.


5. Watch Some Football

Put that big screen TV you bought on Black Friday to good use with a football-filled New Year's Day. Tailgate from the comfort of your own couch with yummy tailgate recipesyour whole "team" will love.


6.Try Something New

Trying new activities and seeing new places not only make life richer, they can also improve your mood and sense of well-being. Kick off 2022 with something novel that's also easy, like visiting a park in your town you've never been too, trying a new workout, or just listening to new music.



7.Go For a Hike 

Weather permitting, take in some fresh air with a leisurely hike in a scenic spot. If your 2022 resolutions revolve around health, fitness, or self-care, this is the perfect way to kick off the new year.



8.Order Take-Out

Not in the mood to cook and clean up the kitchen? Order food from one of your favorite restaurants are open on New Year's Day, from fast food joints to family-owned eateries.


9.Make a Toast

Whether it's a moment of reflection among family and close friends, or a sweet handwritten card you're sending to a loved one, take time to say thank you and count your many blessings. Cheers!

Article via Country Living. Image via Pinterest

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