Starting a new year with new beginnings, new adventures, new memories to be made is exciting! Many people feel it’s a time to start over or start fresh. So, instead of spending New Year’s Day at home on the couch slumped in front of the television, try something new. Maybe you’ve always liked to learn something new, or maybe you’ve wanted to try something new. This is the day to get started! Here are seven things to do on New Year’s Day.
- Get Outdoors
Depending on the weather, there are tons of things you could do that day. If there’s snow, go sledding or have a snowball fight. If there’s sunshine, go hiking or take a drive. If you have kids, head to the park and join them on the play equipment. The point here is to get up off that couch and get some fresh air for a fresh start to 2017.
- Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are such a fun way to get people out and about for some friendly competition. Create a scavenger hunt that has things to find that have to do with the new year. Some ideas could be find 17 things that have 2017 on them, an item that represents one of your resolutions, or 17 “bubbly” things (like champagne). The scavenger hunt can be a physical one where you actually gather things, or it can be a photo or video one.
- Make a Time Capsule
There are many different types of time capsules you can make. You can find all kinds of printables to help you on Pinterest. Decide when you’ll open and see what’s in your time capsule. Next year? In five years? ten?
- Photo Booth
Get creative and make a photo booth for everyone to enjoy. You’ll need to make a back drop and any props you’ll need. Get out the glitter and glue and have some fun!
- Make Memory Books
Gather all your photos from last year and put together a memory book. This is a perfect day to get everything organized and ready for your book. There are paper scrapbooks you can put together, and there are digital ones you can find online. Whatever you choose, be sure you have all the photos you want to include.
This is the kind of binge that doesn’t involve consuming food or alcohol. You can go on a movie binge, a photo shooting binge, a declutter binge where you throw things out or give them away. What are some other things you could binge on?
- Acts of Kindness
The first day of the new year would be a great one to do random acts of kindness for strangers. Make a list of ideas or find a list online that someone else thought of, and go out and bless people with your kindness.
Starting the new year off with a fun and creative way is much more exhilarating than sitting on the couch all day long. Now, that’s not to say you can’t sit on the couch for a little while, but be sure to add something from the list above to make that day special. What will you do on the first day of 2017?