1. Don't shun the booze
It may go against every fiber of your being, since you’re still recovering from your scotch-fueled holidays, but early in the New Year is the perfect time to drink more. A) Because it’s fun. B) You know how many people are doing Dry Januarys and Februaries? A lot. This is the time to strike at your favorite bar and order a cocktail that will take forever, because it’ll take less forever. Plus you won’t be surrounded by the type of people who take a month of drinking off to make themselves feel better. They’re untrustworthy. Think of all the amazing hot bars and clubs you can hit up now that everyone else is trying so hard to be "good."
2. Embrace the little devil inside you
Sometimes being friendly all the time can be overrated. And being just a tad evil can be fun. We're not saying to be mean to little old ladies or waiters or anything. You just don’t have to be so nice all the time, especially to people who don’t deserve it. If someone’s a jerk, don’t be polite! That being said, let’s not get all psycho. And while it's not cool to be mean to little old ladies, going to the other end of the age spectrum and saying mean things to tiny babies under your breath while you're smiling at them can be fun. They won't understand you, but you may still feel bad later. Oh, but the thrill!
3. Play hooky, stress less
Yeah, a lot of people make resolutions to work harder, get that promotion, be the best little worker bee you can be! We say, nah, take a chill pill and go with the flow, it may end up being better for you in the long run. And it means less stress for you! When you put less pressure on yourself to work hard, the ideas flow better and you’re actually inclined to work harder because you’re not pulling your hair out about it. It’s like, working is fun because who cares! Maybe it’s a reverse psychology thing. Or whatever Tom Sawyer did with the fence. But also literally work less by skipping work once in a while to day drink, or shop, or nap, or throw stones at the wall -- well, that's your prerogative, and you deserve a day for you.