We are quickly coming to the end of another eventful and challenging year that has caught us unawares. The year 2021 has taught us various ways to deal with tough situations like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The emotional stress and workload we handled has changed many things and has made us learn how to live our lives at its best. This year also helped us to look forward with hope, belief and trust.
The past months have been challenging and everyone is looking forward to a better year to unwind and forget their worries and anxieties. Hence, it would be a good idea to start the new year on a positive note by energizing the mind, body and soul.
If you have not planned yet then do it now without compromising safety. Follow the COVID19 guidelines and plan out something exciting. The New year comes once in a year after 12 long months; so make it a memorable time!
We have compiled 10 new year creative ideas and safe ways to celebrate this happy New year 2022, in a better way; while following the safety norms.
♦ Start 2022 with a Clean, Organized and Clutter-Free Home
This is one of the best ways to start a new year. Cleaning, organizing and decluttering your homes will make it easier and comfortable to live. Spending some time for this activity is quite essential and necessary to gear up for the new year.
A clean space motivates you to stay focused and will bring some positive energy into your home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us the importance of staying clean. Hence it is necessary to keep your homes tidy and use some good cleaning agents to maintain the shine, hygiene and cleanliness of your home.
Keeping things organized will help you to find anything easily; without wasting time unnecessarily. Enjoy the New Year Eve’s party with a clean home and celebrate all the good things in life.
♦ Relish A Great Meal with Your Dear Ones
Preparing a good meal and having it together with the family is a great way to celebrate the New Year 2022. Festivals and celebrations around the world are incomplete without a great meal, with family and friends.
Every culture and tradition on earth has their own special recipes and popular foodstuffs to enjoy during celebrations. Cooking something delicious is also a cool way to enjoy time together.
It can also be a candle night dinner or some special themed dinner with the family. It is a great time for the family to enjoy and relish the food and togetherness. Do plan for a nice dessert to finish the meal on a high note.
During the meal, crack jokes, discuss interesting stuff and chill out with dear ones. Include background music to create the right ambience. A good meal unites people and lifts their spirits high. When the tummy is full; people are generally more happy and satisfied.
♦ Support the Under-Privileged
As the saying goes charity begins at home; first, help the people in your house and neighbourhood. It is very essential to help people in need, especially during such challenging times. Some people wonder how they can help others.
There are many simple things one can do to alleviate the pain and suffering of their fellow men. Donating some money for a noble cause, providing food for the needy or even distributing warm clothes to the poor are great ways to do charity.
Helping people is a noble deed that makes us happy and content. Some are less privileged and hence it is a moral responsibility for people to help others in whatever way possible.
Even a small help can make a difference in the life of others. The world would be a better and nicer place if people could provide some help to each other without any expectations. So make New Year’s Day 2022 a special time for the less fortunate and do it gladly.
♦ Save Your Good Memories in a Jar!
This is a unique and valuable idea to make your life more meaningful and exciting. Everybody goes through ups and downs in life, but remembering the good times can always bring a smile on our face.
It is quite simple to save all the good times by just writing it down and putting it in a memory jar. Having a sense of gratitude for all the good things in life can make a person happier and more content in life.
You can open this jar at the end of the year and go through the contents to remember all the good things that happened during the year. It would bring a great feeling of satisfaction and happiness to count your blessings and erase some of the painful memories of the past year.
This jar can be decorated with colour, glitter or personalised to suit your taste and preferences. It’s time to put the bad memories behind and move forward with forgiveness, joy and happiness. Carrying ill feelings can destroy a person from within.
♦ Dress Well to Feel Good and Enhance Your Mood
Why do you save your best dresses for some special occasions like New Year, isn’t it? People generally feel good and happy when they put on their favorite dress.
So, never miss an opportunity to look good since life is uncertain and time never comes back.
Make it a special day and unwind yourself by relaxing and enjoying some self-care. Put on your makeup and look good to feel great, radiate positive energy and good vibes around you.
The New Year comes once in 365 or 366 days. So, it is ok to celebrate it and create beautiful memories. You can also click some great Insta worthy pictures and post them online to get some rave reviews.
♦ Use Technology to Bring People Closer
According to some studies the happiness of a person depends on the relationships they maintain with people. So if talking to your dear ones makes you feel happy then you should do it.
Technology has evolved so much in recent years that allows you to connect with your close ones through digital media.
You can perform a video call through apps like Zoom or Skype. You can share some precious moments with people close to you with such apps.
♦ Family Movie Time!
Watching a great movie with family and friends is always a great way to celebrate the New Year. It is a wonderful feeling to grab some snacks and huddle together with family especially during this time of the year.
It would be better to watch a light-hearted movie to relax and feel good. A comedy movie or a motivating movie can boost the spirits of the family and create a cordial atmosphere at home.
Plan the movie time well and prepare your favorite snacks like sandwiches, burgers, French fries or a vegetable salad if you are health conscious. Munching on your snacks or having a hot soup while watching your movie is a cool way to chill and begin the New Year on a happy note.
There are many wonderful movies and apps like Netflix to help you decide on a good movie. You can even choose a classic movie to have a great and memorable time.
♦ What About New Year Plans and Resolutions?
The New Year is just about to arrive and people are busy making plans for shopping, celebration and some travel. Along with all the fun and partying it is also essential to make some great New Year plans and resolutions. To do this you need to understand yourself since that is also quite tough.
Analyze where you are and where you want to be in the coming year. This will give you an idea of how to make your plans and resolutions. It can be small resolutions regarding health or fitness or doing a new course etc. But just ensure it is relevant and worth pursuing or else you might just drop your plans even in the initial stages!
♦ Ready…Action…Shoot….Photos and Videos!
Capturing a happy moment with a camera will enable you to relive that moment each time you look at the photo or video. Some people feel that it is more important to enjoy the moment rather than taking a picture.
But a photo or video will last forever and can bring a smile to our face each time we see it. It is a great way to save and store our memories for the future; since it can fade away from our minds as time passes.
Take some funny pictures, themed pictures, great videos or even some good selfies to post on social media if necessary. Share the joy and happiness with family and friends and enjoy the festive season.
If you capture any great pictures it can also be framed and kept in a suitable place or even given as a gift to dear ones. It would be a great New Year creative idea to save all your photos and videos in a folder titled the New Year 2022; to make a slideshow later.
♦ Brighten Your Home With Special Decorations
A home is where the heart is; hence decorating your home can bring festive cheer right into your home. Hanging motivational quotes on the wall will help you become more self-motivated and self-driven in the New Year.
You can find tons of decoration items online these days since many retailers have made their products available online. Especially on occasions like Christmas, New Year etc. you will find the best offers on the products.
We would suggest you to have warm and cosy decor with decorative LED lighting. Getting some new decor items can also accentuate the look and feel of your home. Stuff like a new rug, drapes or even cushion covers can change the look of your home.
A fresh coat of paint is also a good idea to add colour and brightness to your home. Get some nice paintings to adorn the walls. Also, try some new DIY decor stuff if you love doing such things. Make it a special occasion for all to enjoy and chill out and don’t forget to follow the COVID-19 guidelines to remain safe and secure.