The practice of not celebrating birthdays and letting the date slip away into oblivion is a faulty one. No one can cheat life, so even if you choose not to commemorate getting a year older, you will still be unable to turn back the time. On the other hand, if you only just get over your fear of ageing and use this day proactively, you can save yourself a lot of heartaches.
Here are some tips on how to have a great birthday, adult-style:
Set personal milestones
Many of us set so much stored for New Years that we even make resolutions and promises every year end. Perhaps a wiser idea is to use your birthday as a personal milestone to gauge your growth. You can make resolutions about losing weight, or finding a better job, or saving X amount of money – all the things we promise ourselves on New Years – and thus when your birthday does approach you would know exactly where you stand. Don’t forget to celebrate the victories and iron out the flaws so that by your next birthday, you are exactly where you want to be, personally.
Take a day off
A lot of sadness arises when people do things they think they are obligated to do on their birthdays – like attend parties they would rather not be a part of. But don’t forget this is your day. So, stop fretting and take a day off on your birthday. Take a trip to the countryside, or book yourself into a spa and have a relaxing time. Even, if you are not trying to escape obligations, the break will do you a lot of good and rejuvenate your system. So, if you have been looking for the right excuse to run away for a while your birthday is completely it.
Another great way of celebrating your birthday – and feeling great about having been born in general – is to do something noble and kind. Plant a tree (you know our planet needs more of them green things) or volunteer at a pet centre for a day. Do something useful that helps you feel good about yourself and also aids the society we live in. On your special day, isn’t it better to share some cheer than being depressed about the number against your name?
Have a family lunch
The traditional way to celebrate birthdays does have some value to it. For adults, a party for kids can be reinterpreted as a sombre family lunch. If yours is a family that doesn’t always see each other often, this will be a great way to get everyone under one roof. If you are worried about the cooking and baking involved, fret not for there are many services available that can help you by ordering and sending cakes online along with scrumptious food your party will absolutely love.
Some people hate the coming of their birthdays and they think that it is just a day that marks the passing of another year, but wise men know that celebrating the day of your birth is akin to celebrating the miracle of birth and the joy of living. So this year, choose to celebrate your special day in a special fashion that you will always enjoy remembering. Have a great one indeed!