Why We Won't Judge You If You're Asleep Before Midnight This NYE
Where do you picture yourself as the country counts down from 10 this New Year's Eve?
Whether you're envisioning partying, checking in on the kids, working, celebrating a personal tradition or sleeping, there's no wrong way to bring in the new year.
While many of us may picture chanting 'Happy New Year!' with our nearest and dearest as 2022 approaches, there's no shame in having your head on the pillow before 12:01 January 1.
Here's why we won't judge you if you're asleep before midnight this New Year's Eve:
Sleep is important
More important than some of us give it credit for. Did you know sleep deprivation can impact your functioning in the same way as alcohol?
Not only does sleep recharge our body, but it also restores our mind. It helps with memory, metabolism, healing and energy levels. Stages one to three of the sleep cycle support physical rest and reparation, while Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep helps consolidate what we've learned that day and largely influences our mood the next day.
We can behave and feel like a different person when we're well-rested compared to underslept! So if you'd like to spend your first day of the year feeling refreshed and energised after a good night's sleep, we wouldn't hold it against you.
This year has taught us to slow down
2021 has taught many of us to slow down (whether we liked it or not). With more time spent inside and on our own, this year has encouraged hobbies like journaling, watching bingeable shows, meditation, and anything that lends itself to sitting still and learning to be present.
The thought of 2022 may represent a diverse range of emotions; you could be feeling excited about change and opportunity, looking forward to seeing what the year brings, or apprehensive about what unexpected hurdle is coming next (or all of the above and then some).
If your idea of saying farewell to 12 months of ups and downs like never before is enjoying some quiet time at home, or ducking out of the party early, we wouldn't hold it against you.
Seeing out the old year vs welcoming the new one
There are 24 hours in a day, and we'd hope you're sleeping for some of them.
If you're a fan of being active in the very first hours of the year, absolutely go for it – when was the last time you saw the beauty of the sky slowly turning from dark to light?
You may prefer to skip those dark hours and spend more time enjoying the first sunlight of the year, so an early night and a longer daytime on January 1 might sound better than a bleary-eyed afternoon wake up.
However you prefer to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022, we won't hold it against you.
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Resolve to prioritise well-being
Whether you're a big new year's resolution maker or not, the beginning of the year is a nice way to mark a new chapter. Missing day one of the year doesn't mean you've missed your chance to pick up that new habit or kick that old one.
So rather than resolutions, we encourage you to work on having resolve; resolve to put your health first wherever you can, resolve to try again if you miss the mark here and there, resolve to treat yourself with respect.
And if that means being asleep at midnight this New Year's – we won't hold it against you.