New Year’s Eve for introverts

New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and if you’re anything like me, the thought of a party fills you with a bit of dread. As an ‘introvert,’ I’d much rather be sitting in my pyjamas, watching Bridget Jones and drinking Bucks Fizz straight out of the bottle on the sofa. But we’re having a party this year, which means I actually have to put clothes on and try and be excited like I’m expected to be. Here are my tips for doing just that…let’s hope I can follow them too.


  1. Dress however your heart desires, no matter how fancy…

    I rarely get the opportunity to wear fancy clothes but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to. So tomorrow night I am getting dressed up to the nines, even if it is just for walking around my own house. Plus what do they always say, if you look good you feel good? Lets hope that proves true for tomorrow.

  2. It’s fine to go off into your own little world.

    Honestly, if you’d rather be sitting with the dog at a party, that’s fine! I don’t blame you, dogs are amazing and they don’t judge. If you’d rather be swaying side to side than dancing, sway to your heart’s content. Remember it’s your New Year’s Eve as well and just because you don’t like parties doesn’t mean you don’t get to have a good time as well!

  3. Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do.

    It’s really easy to get peer pressured into drinking or doing something you don’t want to do, especially on something like New Year’s Eve when everyone expects you to be happy and fun and excited. Just keep your head clear and shake off anyone who’s trying to push you into doing something. Focus on having a good time your way, how you feel comfortable.

  4. Find someone like you

    If the friends you’ve came with are a bit more extroverted than you, try and find someone at the party who isn’t such a party person. You might end up making a new friend and bonding over petting the dog or having a great deep conversation sitting on the floor whilst everyone dances around you.

  5. Go to bed whenever you want.

    The countdown doesn’t really matter. Obviously it can be quite fun to count it down with everyone, but if you want to leave, just leave. I know a few people who get quite anxious during the countdown, but just remember even if you miss it it’s still going to be New Year’s Day tomorrow. You won’t miss the whole year, I promise. And actually you might even spend the first day of the new year feeling much more refreshed than everyone else!


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