As you get older, celebrating your birthday might not always be something that you look forward to. After all, it means aging and more responsibilities in many aspects of your life. Birthday blues are not uncommon, possibly getting worse through time. If your parents made the extra effort to ensure you had a fantastic day, that pressure is on you now.
Although some people dismiss it as a non-special event, you can only celebrate the day of your birth once a year. It is a step toward self-love and self-appreciation—crucial aspects of your overall mental health.
These are some reasons why you should make an effort to get excited on your birthday (if you already are not).
Once you have something to look forward to, you are more likely to experience happiness due to anticipation. So in this article, you’ll learn three things you can do about your birthday in advance. These should keep you on your toes, even if you are doing the planning yourself.
Accessorize for the Month
Accessorizing your outfit with something relevant to your birthday can be a constant reminder of your special day. For instance, wearing a stackable birthstone ring set can commemorate the month you were born. They will be a subtle hint to others that your birthday is coming up without having to slip it into a conversation. This allows them to plan ahead and possibly surprise you with a greeting or a gift.
Wearing objects that symbolize your birth month can reinforce the idea that you matter and that you are significant. These positive phrases can improve how you see yourself and, in turn, your overall outlook in life. When you wake up every morning, you will remember the day you were born and how close you are to celebrating it finally.
There might even be colors associated with your birth. You can wear an outfit that matches that color or the accessories you choose. This way, you will feel special every time you see yourself in the mirror. It will almost be like teasing yourself that your birthday is coming up soon.
Plan Your Special Day
Your birthday should be a “treat yourself” moment if you have the cash for it. Planning can help you prepare the finances needed to pay for whatever you want to eat or experience on that day. You will also be able to invite friends if you’re going to spend your birthday with them or clear any appointments in advance so that you can have some well-deserved alone time.
For instance, eating at an exclusive restaurant might need an appointment. Before you start dreaming of the dishes you will order for your birthday, give them a call to see if you can make a reservation. This reduces the chances of feeling disappointed, and it will provide you with ample time to decide on another venue.
If you are the creative type, you can also release a special project dedicated to yourself. For example, when you turn 22 and if you are a fan of Taylor Swift, you can start planning a music video for yourself singing or lip-syncing the song. The important thing is that you will find a way to celebrate yourself, no matter what platform or medium you choose.
Make Necessary Preparations
Once you complete all there is to plan, you have to take the steps necessary to make them happen. If you decide on making a music video for yourself, you can build a whole production around it. Get your friends involved and enjoy every minute that they are there for you as you complete this present that you are making for yourself. As a result, you will not only have a music video, but a memory to last a lifetime.
You can even pick out your outfit for the day. This will give you control over how you appear in all of those mandatory birthday pictures that you will look back on. The clothes have to be comfortable enough for you to be yourself and expressive enough for you to turn heads. After all, your birthday only comes once a year.
It can be challenging to look forward to a day that can compete with the freedom and fickleness of youth. Instead, your birthday has to be something that you will anticipate and celebrate. That day will always come, so it will be better to embrace it instead and take control of what the future has in store for you.
Meta title: Overcoming Birthday Blues through Anticipation
meta desc: Do not let your special day pass by without celebrating it, even if just for a bit. Forget those upcoming birthday blues and brace yourself for confetti, cake, and cheer!