For as much as holidays are supposed to be a good time, they often end up being particularly frustrating for many people. But there are ways around this! If you follow the pieces of advice below, you can prevent a lot of the trouble that can happen around celebratory party occasions. So even if they don’t match with your previous traditions, they’re worth a try.
So, stay sober if you have to, set up games in advance, be careful about other drivers on the road, exercise social media caution, and plan ahead of time if possible. Follow that path, and you’ll be in the clear for your next holiday event.
Stay Sober If You Have To
Probably a majority of the problems that happen during holiday events are alcohol related. And whereas it shouldn’t necessarily be you that has to police other people about their habits, at the very least, know that you can stay sober to prevent your own worst self from coming out. Especially during holidays or major events, you’ll catch the issue where the amateurs are out at all the hot spots as well, like clubs for instance, and they add an element of chaos.
Set Up Games In Advance
Boredom leads to trouble at parties as well. So, if you want to make sure this doesn’t happen, have some games ready in advance. Most adults like playing cards. Have a few decks ready to go, and be prepared to defend yourself as the champ of whatever regional game gets suggested. It might be poker, it might be euchre, it might be pinochle – just make sure that you have all of the necessary materials available for when the energy of the party dips a bit.
Be Careful About Other Drivers
If you’re driving somewhere for the holidays, watch out for other drivers! Because more people are on the road, and there’s a good chance that more people are drinking, that puts the entire driving community in harm’s way. First, make sure that you’re not part of the problem. And second, watch out for those who are!
Exercise Social Media Caution
Be careful what you post on social media during the holidays, to prevent some of the frustration and backlash that can occur. Avoid being too happy, avoid posting pictures of other people in compromising situations, etc. Sometimes moments are best left private.
Plan Ahead of Time If Possible
The best thing that you can do to avoid holiday frustration is generally plan ahead. Food, entertainment, tickets for events, weather knowledge – the more you know about what you’re going to do, and the more issues that you have planned for in advance, the more smoothly things are going to go for everyone.