How did I spend New Year's Eve? – Happy New Decade! :)

I have always thought that the 1920s was one of the coolest decades – and I really hope that the 2020s will be even cooler! I wish all my readers a Happy New Year and an amazing new decade!

And because it’s January 1st, 2020, I really do not want to start this year by writing another post about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – I think that would be way too depressing on the first day of the year. So, instead of that I’ll just talk about how I spent my New Year’s Eve – it’s probably a less exciting topic, but then I do not want to be a hypocrite – I just love sharing my experiences with other people.

Escape from the city

I was born and raised in the heart of Budapest – it’s a city with a population of 2 million people, so to be honest it’s not that huge but believe me: New Year’s Eve in the city center is pretty crazy. It’s something that I would recommend to everyone who has not seen it yet and who loves partying but to me, it is not that exciting anymore – I do not say this because I want to be original or something but after spending 27 years in the city center and having been to hundreds of parties, a huge social gathering is definitely not the thing that I wanted to do this year.

So instead of that my best friend and me decided to “escape from the city” and go to a castle in the hills.
Now that sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Sounds like 2 spoiled kiddos who really do not know what to do with themselves, but as our country is full of castles and palaces, it’s pretty easy to find accommodation in one of them. (And staying at a castle hotel in Central Hungary is cheaper than at an average 3 star hotel in Outer London)

And at the end of the day, New Year’s Eve is only once per year. So we should enjoy ourselves, shouldn’t we?

This is the castle (or mansion – do not know which is the most appropriate name for it) where we spent New Year’s Eve.

Food & Drink

New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without great food and drinks.

Wait, is it a good idea to drink if you have OCD?

It is probably not the best idea to drink alcohol if you are suffering from OCD – but everyone has to know their own limits. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is cutting down on drinking. But on the other hand, yesterday was New Year’s Eve so I wouldn’t say “no” when the Green Fairy approached me. Obviously, one has to be pretty careful with absinthe as it’s much stronger than it tastes like.

And obviously, alcohol will effect you less if your tummy is full with some venison stew. (Also promised myself I’ll eat less meat in 2020.)

So what did we do apart from going to a castle, eating and drinking?

The answer is: absolutely nothing 🙂 And doing nothing feels great. Just chatting, eating, drinking – and watching stupid videos. Preparing for a busy New Year.

What are my New Year’s Resolutions?

I wrote a post about my New Year’s Resolutions yesterday, so you can find them here:
https://over-coming-ocd.com/2019/12/31/ocd-2020-make-your-new-years-resolutions-smart/
Together with a couple of tips for how to set SMART goals yourself that will help your personal and professional life (as well as your OCD).

Happy New Year once again! 🙂

I’d like to thank all of my readers for following my blog and I wish you all an amazing New Year.

And one more thing: you know there’s only one thing I love more than sharing my stories: reading yours. So please tell me what you did on New Year’s Even and what your New Year’s Resolutions are in the comment section.

Mark

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