To absolutely hate New Year

(94 Posts)
bumblebee50 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:42:05

I don't know why but I dread New Year. I live in Scotland and Hogmanay is a big deal - not as big a deal as when I was small but a big deal all the same. I very rarely go out at Hogmanay or invite people over (much to my husband's annoyance). I would rather stay in and preferably go to bed well before the bells. It makes me feel really anxious - it starts in the morning and gets worse as the day goes on. I don't know if it is because of memories Hogmanay from my childhood of drunken relatives or me being anxious of what is going to happen in the next year. I'm usually a lot better come the 1st of January. Anyone else experience this?

Iwannabelikecommonpeople Thu 20-Oct-16 18:47:27

Must admit I love New Years Eve..Good excuse for a knees up before embracing the usual 'new start' the next day... never lasts long in my case
but I'm up for Dry January...waffle waffle.....

TheoriginalLEM Thu 20-Oct-16 18:47:47

I sm totally the same i hate hate hate it. Id much rather go to bed tbh.

last year we let dd stay up. that will not happen this year

paddypants13 Thu 20-Oct-16 19:46:07

I hate it too. It's such an anticlimax.

I will be in bed!

secretfreckle Thu 20-Oct-16 19:52:16

My most hated day of the year, especially as I don't drink. Enforced jollity. Cannot stand it!

HobnailsandTaffeta Thu 20-Oct-16 19:55:01

I think New Year is generally overrated and pointless!

However I wouldn't have said that level of anxiety about it is normal to be honest, are you generally anxious?

MerylPeril Thu 20-Oct-16 19:59:56

Organised fun - Urgh...... Having to be jolly on demand, no thank you. Especially when the weather is awful.

Gardencentregroupie Thu 20-Oct-16 20:04:32

You're not that odd.

My good friend is in a new relationship and her bf has started talking about where they'll get NYE tickets for - she is horrified and when she told us we were all horrified too grin My toddler gets up at buttfuck o'clock every day and I'll be about 32 weeks pregnant, so I'll not be tucked up in bed by 9pm no doubt

StandardPoodle Thu 20-Oct-16 20:46:59

We haven't seen the New Year in for many many years - just treat it as a normal day and go to bed!

QuoteMeYouFuckers Thu 20-Oct-16 20:51:54

The thought of going out on nye to any pub, club, organised public event etc fills me with dread and fear. What if it's cold, wet, too busy, not as enjoyable as promised? How would I get home afterwards or where would I stay? What would I eat or drunk and how would I keep my money or phone safe from pick-pockets? These questions and fears go through my mind and stop me from even thinking about doing something like that.
I'd much rather stay at home, where it's warm, just me, my dh and dc with a few drinks, nibbles and good music.

e1y1 Thu 20-Oct-16 20:53:58

I like NYE, but don't make a huge thing of the night (don't really drink).

Will go visit family, have some food and maybe a drink or 2.

Only been on a night out on NYE twice in my adult life, first time was brilliant, second time was beyond shit.

What drives me potty though about NY though is the "new year, new me" rubbish.

QuoteMeYouFuckers Thu 20-Oct-16 20:54:46

It also bugs me when other people's parties and celebrations affect or impact on me - for example the fireworks at midnight that go on for ages and wake my dc up. I don't mind other people enjoying themselves but fgs don't force it on me.

FlyingElbows Thu 20-Oct-16 20:59:20

I hate hogmanay. Terrible Scottish "comedy" and Jackie bloody Bird!! I just go to bed.

Violetcharlotte Thu 20-Oct-16 21:02:55

I hate New Year's Eve. I'm always partied out by 31st and really not in the mood for eating and drinking. Plus there's never anything decent to do anyway where I live, even if I wanted to. Now I've accepted I'm happier staying and doing nothing, it no longer bothers me.

I do like to do something New Years Day though, either a family brunch or roast or similar

MalbecAndLindt Thu 20-Oct-16 21:09:14

I dislike NYE also. I usually opt to work it. I absolutely love Christmas but by Dec 27th, I'm quite happy to get life back to normal. I hate the lull after Christmas until the beginning of Jan.

museumum Thu 20-Oct-16 21:09:36

When we had ds we just couldn't be bothered anymore - we started having all our friends round on 1st for bacon rolls and posh coffee mid morning / lunchtime and it's fab!

MrsPeel1 Thu 20-Oct-16 21:14:11

I hate NYE. - thankfully so does DH. I'm always glad I don't live in Scotland where it seems a much bigger deal, so I feel for you OP.
(There are loads of reasons I'd love to live in Scotland though!).

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Thu 20-Oct-16 21:16:14

That's weird, I also have a sort of creeping dread as the day wears on.

I find it an odd, drab, depressing sort of day.

This year we're taking the kids to a panto in the afternoon to try and make it pass quicker!

Plus I can't be arsed with staying up to midnight.

OhFuckOff Thu 20-Oct-16 21:19:33

My father died suddenly on New Year's Day 8 years ago this year. I'm in bed by 8 reading a book on New Year's Eve, and will eat a sandwich on New Year's Day treating it like any other day.

Marylou2 Thu 20-Oct-16 21:20:39

I hate it too. I thought it was just me. I don't want to go out or get drunk and stay up late. I hate fireworks too. I'm not generally miserable and I adore Christmas. Ideal NYE would be nice food,movie with family and bed @ 11.

Marylou2 Thu 20-Oct-16 21:23:05

OhFuckOff I'm sorry about your Dad .

user1476994074 Thu 20-Oct-16 21:29:18

It's definitely an odd day, I do agree. We've always tended to do something, be it go away or see friends but I must confess to always feeling extremely emotional come midnight. It's quite a haunting feeling I think, I've never been able to put my finger on it.

AnyFarrahFowler Thu 20-Oct-16 21:44:41

I once read an interview with Sandra Bullock who said NYE was her favourite "holiday" because it's the only one where she didn't feel obliged to buy anyone anything, like you would for Xmas, birthdays, etc. However I personally find it an odd day, like many of the previous posters. For me, it's always an anti-climax. I actually felt quite low last NYE despite being heavily pregnant and excited about becoming a mum - DH headed out to a gathering we'd been invited to and I hid under a blanket on the sofa, feeling blue. Never really understood why, but reading this thread has at least assured me I'm not alone in feeling this way!

Iamthecatsmother Thu 20-Oct-16 22:30:05

I detest it, I find it quite depressing

BadLad Thu 20-Oct-16 22:32:27

I don't mind it now. When I was an employee, I hated the assumption that as I didn't have children, I'd want to be out all night partying, so I'd prefer to have NYD off than Christmas.

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