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How to Spend New Year’s Eve Alone Without Feeling Any FOMO

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Typically, New Year’s Eve is a celebration that must involve a huge party, cute cocktail dresses, glittery heels, champagne toasts, and crossing your fingers that you’ll meet someone to kiss by midnight. Sure, it can all be a beautiful way to spend New Year’s Eve — but, given the Omicron variant, it would make sense if you’re feeling like you would rather find ways to spend New Year’s Eve alone.

The first step is to allow yourself the time alone to be guilt-free. It’s easy to give in to what others doing or even to feel bummed you’re not celebrating New Year’s Eve the way you used to, but if you know that your New Year’s celebration would be much happier (and safer), then give yourself the space to enjoy the beginning of 2022 on your own terms.

The second step is to find the exact recipe for a perfect New Year’s Eve at home. If marathoning television and drinking wine seem like your cup of tea, there’s no one stopping you. However, if you’re anything like me and want to take some time to reflect and replenish yourself, then what better time to do that than on the brink of a new year. Here are a few ways I intend on celebrating this Dec. 31.

Reflect On Your Accomplishments

It’s incredibly easy to look at the lofty resolutions you made for yourself this time last year and think I’m such a failure. But, stop beating yourself up. I’m sure if you look back at the entire year you’ll find numerous occasions that you felt accomplished — maybe even proud — of the work you did this year. Those moments matter, so take time to reflect on the things that went well for you.

Relax

This one may seem a bit obvious, but for the workaholics out there, it’s a very necessary point to make. If you’re taking some time for yourself, then put away all the work and all the stress, and just enjoy a night of relaxation. It’s much too easy to slip into thinking of your to-do list and plunging headfirst down the rabbit hole, so just don’t even think about that. Set time aside the following day to get your work done and enjoy a stress-free New Year’s Eve. Plus, I’m sure you will produce much better work after taking some time for yourself.

Make Yourself A New Year’s Eve Cocktail

Who says you can’t have a fun drink? New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity to try any of those cocktail (or even mocktail) recipes that you saved throughout the year. Buy the supplies and mix yourself a new drink. Also, maybe buy a bottle of sparkly rosé just in case it fails. Either way, it will be fun to finally break out some of those fun cocktail tools you received over the holidays.

Stay Off Instagram (And Maybe Even TikTok)

Even if your promise yourself that you won’t feel guilty as you scroll through that feed, I can almost guarantee after five minutes you’re going to fall into the never-ending pit of FOMO. Don’t do it. Just don’t. Put the phone away and enjoy time with yourself.

Take A Bath

Even though you can experience serious mental and physical health benefits from taking a bath, actually finding the time to relax seems absolutely impossible. Grab a flavored bath bomb and other fun soap products, pour yourself a glass of bubbly, and soak for a while in the beautiful, sudsy water.

Watch New Year’s Eve

Maybe spending the night alone was something you were forced into, but want a small taste of New Year’s Eve adventure. This little flick, literally titled New Year’s Eve, should do the trick. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend the night getting to stare at Zac Efron and Ashton Kutcher? Yes, please.

Do A Long Yoga Session

I like to take a few minutes every now and then to walk through some yoga stretches, but never seem to have the time to walk through an entire session (which, for me, is anything above 15-20 minutes). But, now, you have time! Put on your favorite yogi outfit, lay out your mat, play some soothing tunes and do some yoga. Try one of these long Yoga with Adriene videos.

Light Some Candles

This could also go hand-in-hand with the yoga session, but if you’re not feeling a workout on New Year’s Eve, then just light some candles around the place anyway. Who said creating a romantic atmosphere had to be for two people? Create a lavish environment for yourself by lighting all of those candles you got for Christmas, turning off the lights, and playing some Adele on your speakers.

Video Chat Another Buddy Who’s Alone

Have someone in your life who’s also having some alone time this year? Why not have a FaceTime or Zoom chat? Even if it’s a quick hang-out as you watch the ball drop, it may help for that small bit of FOMO you feel in the last 10 seconds until the New Year. Plus, it’ll remind you that you’re not the only person deciding to spend New Year’s Eve by yourself. If you know a ton of people who’ll be at home, turn it into a New Year’s Eve Zoom party.

Write Letters

With all of this time you have, it may be a great opportunity to write some old-fashioned letters. Remind those special people in your life how much they mean to you, and that no matter what 2022 brings, you will always be a shoulder to cry on.

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‘And Just Like That’ Episode 9 Outfits Are Perfectly Impractical

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The best outfits seen on episode nine of “And Just Like That,” a “Sex and the City” reboot.

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The Best Memes & Tweets About the UK Government’s ‘Partygate’

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In December 2021, news broke that a series of alleged staff parties and lockdown breaches had occurred within Downing Street and Whitehall offices during the height of lockdown. In the weeks following, it’s been almost impossible to avoid the increasing amount of headlines and buzz regarding what is now being dubbed “partygate”.

The ongoing scandal has so far led to the resignation of former government advisor, Allegra Stratton, after a video in which she joked about a Downing Street Christmas party was leaked to the press.

Since then, things have only gotten worse for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party. Downing Street and Whitehall have been accused of hosting No. 10 garden drinks in May 2020, hosting two parties on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021, and hosting multiple leaving-dos for Downing Streets aides and advisors, among other alleged parties. That’s a lot of parties…

More recently, ITV News reported that around 30 people attended a birthday event for the Prime Minister in June 2020. Downing Street later admitted the gathering took place — and this latest revelation will likely form part of the ongoing investigation into parties in No 10 during lockdown, which is being lead by the senior civil servant, Sue Gray, BBC reports.

Per The Guardian, the scandal has not gone down well with some Conservative MPs, many of whom are reportedly planning to send letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson — which could see him ousted from his position as Prime Minister.

Naturally, social media has had a lot to say about the “partygate” scandal. Tweeting in response to one Tory MP’s claim that Johnson was “ambushed with a cake,” culinary queen Nigella Lawson wrote, “Ambushed by Cake: it just has to be the title of my next book! #AmbushedByCake.”

Others were quick to join in with their own hilarious takes. The Scotsman correspondent, Alexander Brown, joked, “Have you been ambushed with a cake that wasn’t your fault? You may be entitled to compensation.”

Meanwhile, in response to reports of Downing Street staff filling a suitcase with wine, the official Co-op account tweeted, “I’m afraid we don’t sell wine by the suitcase. Only by bottle. If you want to bring your own suitcase feel free.”

Here are some more of the funniest memes and tweets from across the internet about ‘partygate’.

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Mel C Memoir ‘Who I Am: My Story’: Release Date, Pre-Order & What to Know

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Despite previously saying fans would have to wait until she was 80-years-old for an autobiography, Mel C – otherwise known as Melanie Chisholm – is finally set to share her spiced up world with readers this autumn. Taking inspiration from her 2021 single “Who I Am”, Chisholm’s Who I Am: My Story will cover everything from her days as Sporty Spice and her successful career as a solo artist, as well as her experiences with mental health and “the difficulty of finding yourself when the whole world knows your name.”

Set to hit bookshelves on Sep. 22, 2022, you can pre-order Who I Am: My Story from Waterstones for £20 and WHSmith for £16 – both of which include a signed edition of the book. You can also pre-order the Kindle edition from Amazon for £10.39. Who I Am: My Story will also be available as an audiobook.

“It’s taken a long time to feel ready to tell my story,” Chisholm said in a statement. “The last few years have given me an opportunity to reflect on the incredible career I’ve had and the huge obstacles I’ve managed to overcome.” The singer has been very open about her experiences with mental health – particularly depression, body image, and an eating disorder – which occurred frequently during the height of her success in the Spice Girls and as a solo artist.

I had everything I’d ever dreamed of, and was desperately unhappy,” as she told The Guardian in 2020. “It’s often forgotten that people in the public eye are human.”

Chisholm has had years of retrospection, including becoming a mum for the first time as well as returning to the world stage with the Spice Girls in 2019. “I’ve really enjoyed going back and reminding myself of the wonderful journey life has been so far,” the artist said. “I’m very excited to share my experiences with you all.”

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