The year 2020 is almost over – and we don’t think that you will find too many people who are disappointed about that fact. But, like any new calendar year, you will be starting off on a brand-new, crisp page, despite the pandemic’s impacts. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic curbing some of your activity options, there are still plenty of fun things to do on New Year's Day. Some might want to get a head-start on those 2021 resolutions, while others might take the opportunity for some much-needed downtime. Whatever you decide, here are our top 5 suggestions of where to start:
Start a Deep Clean. – If you didn't use the KonMari method on your apartment home before the holidays in anticipation of getting a bunch of shiny, new Christmas presents, you're probably sitting on mounds of stuff that need to be organized, sorted, cleaned, or tossed. Tackle one area of your home at a time, starting on the first day of 2021.
Do Something Outdoorsy. – Even if it means wearing a mask and keeping your distance, there's plenty of fun to be had outside. Bring your skates to a permanent or pop-up rink, like the one in Discovery Green, strap on those new hiking boots and go for a stroll, or find a nearby light display that’s still operational, and you'll start off the new year by making some lasting memories.
Hop on Post-Holiday Sales. – There are bargains to be had every year in after-Christmas sales – and we all know what they say about the early bird. Our advice to you is to waste no time in depleting those holiday gift cards! Afterward, make someone else do the cooking and grab takeout from a restaurant open on New Year's Day, many of which all have holiday hours. Don’t forget to #SupportLocal!
Immerse Yourself in a Resolution. – You've vowed to stay motivated and do the following: workout regularly, eat out less, take time to meditate, and get organized. Whatever you've chosen as your New Year's Resolution, take time out to do tackle it on January 1st! I haven't zeroed in on your goal for the new year, there’s still some time to get inspired and zero in on your goals!
Try a Good Luck Dish! – Cabbage, black-eyed peas, lentils, and pomegranate: all of these foods are just some of the culinary items that different cultures eat on the first day of a new year to bring them health, wealth, and luck for the next twelve months. Hey, even if it doesn’t work out in your favor, you still ate something incredibly delicious, at the very least.
It’s not unfair for us to say that living at The Heights at Park Row Apartments in Houston, Texas is the best! To further improve your daily routine, here are some lifestyle-enhancing tips that will help you revamp your normal way-of-life in a variety of ways.