Let’s face it, as a month, January is pretty rubbish. Christmas is done, it’s cold and pretty miserable – not to mention this feels like the LONGEST month ever. I for one don’t want to spend all month being completely miserable.
With that in mind, I wanted to put together 5 things you can do to make January a little more bearable and a little less rubbish.
Embrace the cosy life!
Big jumpers, scarves, fluffy socks. Wrap yourself up to your hearts content and love it. It might be cold but you can still look cute…or just warm. I’ll go for warm.
Try something new
There’s a lot going on in January clubs start up, there’s those magazines to make or collect things for 99p (all the rest of the 5000 issues are £5.99 but you get my drift). It could be a great time to try something new, whatever it is you’re into.
Crack out that
boxset you’ve been meaning to watch or that book you’ve had for ages and haven’t read yet
It’s not so great outside so why not have some fun with fictional friends? I mean, you could also have your real life friends over but that’s totally optional.
I love to curl up with a blanket, big cup of tea and a book in the winter months. This year I’m planning on going on a bit of a fantasy binge so I can imagine I’m somewhere warmer.
Plan your time
This really helps me if I’m feeling down – I like to have a sense of purpose. That doesn’t mean you have to be doing something huge every weekend for me just knowing I want to curl up with a book, meet a friend for a hot drink etc.
It can really break up your time and make it feel less lonely.
Talk to someone if you’re really struggling
Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder is a very real thing. If you’re finding that this is more than just the average January blues talk to someone about it.
It can be really scary to open up about how your feeling, particularly to a doctor but there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Is there anything you’d add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!