As the year draws to an end, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do for New Year’s Eve. As much as you might think that it’s as easy as having fun, a lot can go wrong.
With so many people out in the streets, it’s easy to imagine how things could go sour when put alcohol and in some cases, other things into the mix. If you’re planning on going out on New Year’s Eve and hope to stay safe, make sure that you avoid the following.
Going Out Alone
Besides being just plain lonely, going out alone puts yourself at risk, particularly if you’re drinking. Having a friend there will ensure that you have someone to depend on if things go wrong. They may even talk you out of making bad decisions that you regret later, or vice versa!
Don’t Drink and Drive
If you have your driver’s license, then you know that it’s illegal to drink and get behind the wheel. If you haven’t organized a designated driver amongst your group of friends, then you’ll need to organize other transportation.
Cabs can be expensive on holidays, especially New Year’s Eve, so consider organizing a group to split the cost down the middle
Don’t Mix Any Substances With Alcohol
If you are taking any sort of medication that isn’t recommended to take when drinking, then, by all means, don’t take it! A lot of people make the mistake of believing that it won’t be that big of a deal or that they’re the exception. Unfortunately, they find out the hard way why you’re not supposed to mix it with alcohol.
In addition to medication, you should also steer clear of party drugs. Even though recreational drugs like ecstasy and cocaine are ever-present in many parties, it’s not worth starting the new year risking your life. You never know what is in the drugs that you’re taking. If you value your life, then don’t take frivolous risks. It’s not worth it!
Don’t Call Your Ex
New Year’s Eve is one of the most common days of the year for tipsy and lonely lovers to call their ex. However, if you’ve been drinking any amount of alcohol at all, then it’s probably the booze talking, not your heart.
Don’t let the alcohol make decisions for you. If you really think you want to rekindle things with your ex, wait until the next day to call.
Don’t Make Unattainable Resolutions
Even though you may be eager to reach your goals this year, it’s essential to be realistic. Rather than setting goals that you’re likely to give up on, set yourself up for success! Choose a resolution that you think you can do.