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How To Have a More Sociable Year
27th January 2018
So, we’re well into January; your pay is running low, it’s still really dark, and
you’re carrying a bit more Christmas weight that you’d like.
And you know what, that’s okay.
We’re here to help you put your grown-up pants on and start thinking about
how you can make this year your best yet.
By thinking about the social events, parties and meet-ups you’ve got coming
up you can begin feeling more productive, more in control and start looking
forward to your best year yet.
Make a date with your diary
Brush off that old notebook, or download that super fancy calendar app that
everyone’s got. Whatever helps you to keep your dates organised is what’s
going to help you here … even if that means grabbing someone who, frankly,
is more organised than you.
Take a moment to note down the potential dates this year that would be an
excellent opportunity for a big party, or little get together.
What are the upcoming birthdays, anniversaries or weddings? Is there a baby
on the way? Is someone graduating? Will you need to look into catering,
decorations, or something a little different? Make notes on what kind of
event you want to plan, and what you’ll need to put into action to make it
Any excuse for a party
Being sociable isn’t just about showing up at the big parties. (We know, we
were surprised too!)
Why not organise a small meet-up with friends you haven’t seen in a while,
and use a date that means something to the group? What about someone’s
first (or last) day at school or work?
Here’s a good one: plan a celebration for the day the kids all go back to
school after the summer holidays. If that’s not the perfect excuse to let your
hair down, we don’t know what is. September is only nine months away;
better get planning!
Any reason you can think of to put a smile on your face or your friend’s face is
a good enough reason to get people together.
New job? New cat? Bought a new sofa? Do it.
It’s a small world
What if you prefer something smaller or more intimate? Or, let’s face it,
You can still have a more sociable year without busting out your glad rags
and war paint every time.
Have a quick chat with your regular bus driver or buy that busker down the
road a coffee. Schedule a monthly low-key dinner with a few friends, or drop
an email to an old colleague.
You might be surprised at how happy they’ll be to hear from you, and it’s
easier on the wallet and waistline too! (Damn you, Christmas pudding.)
I love you, man
After the long nights and cold weather, we all need a little something to look
forward to. And what better way to perk yourself up than spending it in good
Being sociable doesn’t always mean throwing a massive party with all the
fancy bits (though we have some perfect fancy bits over at HappyEvents if
It just means doing what’s important; making memories with the people who
are most important to you.
Who knows? You might just end up having your most sociable year to date!