New Year’s Eve is just two days away, and you’re no doubt planning to celebrate in style. But, a word of caution first: Don’t indulge so much that you end up embarrassing yourself and/or your loved ones. Even worse, don’t put yourself at risk of poor health or an accident.
I personally like to think of New Year’s Eve as a time of reflection. My favorite moments have been spending time with loved ones, reviewing the year that’s passing, and making plans for the year ahead. Food and wine are always welcome, but I like to spend the first day of the year with a clear head. There’s just too much stuff to do to waste a day in bed feeling sorry for myself.
Beyond that, I know countless people who have gotten drunk at New Year’s Eve parties and wound up disgracing themselves. I’m not talking about having a couple of glasses of champagne. There must be something about those all-inclusive party deals that encourages people to drink until they’re delirious, sick, or being belligerent and abusive. I’ve even seen relationships break up because one person went overboard on the festivities.
Enjoy yourself, and toast the New Year. But, ask yourself if tarnishing your image is worth taking full advantage of the open bar.