The excitement of the festive season is now over and for many, it is just a distant memory as we get back into the swing of work and our routines. What follows is the ‘January Blues’ and it can often make us feel tired, down and believe me the weather does not help when it’s cold and grey.
In order to maybe help with the ‘January Blues’ here are some ways that might just change things around.
1. Get Active
If you start the morning doing a couple of stretches or having a quick morning stroll will make a huge difference to how you feel throughout the day. The sooner you start moving the better you are going to feel.
2. Book A Holiday/Getaway/Day Trip (Just Book Something)
Start making plans and booking events to go to, or even book a holiday. If money is a little tight even a short getaway will be enough for you to have something to look forward to in the coming months and will really lift your mood.
3. Treat Yourself
After such a busy Christmas period why not treat yourself, especially if you’re a parent. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, a simple relaxing bath with some chocolate and then watching a film can really give you a sense of feeling relaxed. And hey, if you’re not doing ‘Dry January’ why not throw in a bottle of wine to enjoy. Just buy something for you.
Instead of lulling around at home feeling sorry for yourself, get out and meet up with friends. Go for a walk, have lunch, watch a film at the cinema, even just going over to a friends house for a cuppa and vice versa. You never know you might be making a friend feel happy as well as yourself in January.
5. Try Something New
Yes, this can be a bit scary but trying a new hobby or activity will create excitement as you venture out of your comfort zone. Try a cooking class, cocktail making, wine tasting, join a club, whatever you choose to do you might end up surprising yourself.
Well, there you have it my 5 tips to get rid of the ‘January Blues’.
I am off now to go book a holiday.
How do you fight off the January Blues?