I was not aware that others had issues with birthdays. Even as the day approaches they become blue. I don’t have a day so I omit that stress. It is that just around the corner feeling…don’t think about what the day means to mundane muggles. That will be your downfall. If you can summon a birthday fairy or genie they can help.
Most people will use your birthday as a reason to get cake. It is usually our loved ones that are truly happy we were born and want to make that known. Setting some guidelines can make birthdays much easier.
Make it your day.
Birthday planners must not be allowed to take over your birthday. Months/weeks/days before make a simple edict or announcement of what you will/won’t be doing on your birthday. This is where you tell those close to you what age you will be celebrating, the birthday style you want (princess, christmas, super hero…) Super hero includes invisibility which is nice if you don’t want any fuss.
For those of you who just don’t like birthdays consider adding a few days so that there is no day of celebration. It is a sneaky way of getting out of an actual celebration. When someone asks,” what are you doing for your birthday?” You get to say I celebrate all week. I mean really, most people work on their birthday or don’t do much at all. Get rid of expectations.
Birthdays should be more like Christmas which is why I have a month. Instead of Christmas songs pick some fun songs that you like and play those, decorate with lights, and create that magical holiday season. Learn from successful birthday strategies.
One of the best strategies I have used is when i turned 38 like 8 times. This was successful because I followed my first tip: I let everyone know I was turning 38.
This year I have a stand in. Gifts will still go to me via my recirculation clause. I just don’t have to actually have the birthday. My stand in will have it. I am going out of town. Another strategy. The word birthday is actually stricken from use unless in reference to my stand in.
Remember that there is all kinds of time. Microwave time where 1.5 plus 1.5 does not equal 3 min. Dog years, little age, and sock monkey time to name a few. Birthday fairies are very helpful at granting time frames.
If all fails then get a stand in.
Go to the light.