Beating the January Blues

Cosy by the Fire

We all know January can leave us feeling a little bit flat after the Christmas festivities. Getting back to reality can be a struggle too. Not to mention these long, cold days seem to all blend into one and summer feels like an age away.

January can be a period to ‘recover’ from all the over-indulging and over spending. So if you’re feeling blue there are a few things you can do to lift up your spirits.

Book a Holiday

We all feel better when we have something to look forward to especially a holiday. Whether it’s planned for a week’s time, 3 months’ time or for the end of the year, the countdown to a holiday is always fun. Simply picking a date and location (even if the funds aren’t quite there yet) can eliminate those January blues almost instantly.

Go a Little Hygge

Hygge is the Danish word for fun. Going a little bit hygge is appreciating the small things and living in the moment. It’s all about being cosy, lighting candles, fires, putting comfy clothes on and just enjoying the moment.

Creating a hygge atmosphere at home includes lighting the fire, the smell of coffee in the morning, the warmth of a room while a storm rages outside and getting cosy on the sofa. It’s all about embracing everything that makes you feel settled.

Get Out and About

During the winter months we tend to spend more time indoors due to the miserable weather, however, this does mean we’re missing out on some beautiful landscape. Fresh air is great for your health and the sun is vital to get your daily dose of vitamin D. So get up and out to explore snowy mountains, frosty forests and frozen lakes to beat the January blues.

Learn a New Skill

Most of us put large amounts of pressure on ourselves to give up something we love or torture ourselves to lose those extra pounds for our New Year resolutions, making them hard to maintain and more likely to fail.

Make your New Year resolution more achievable. This is the perfect time to start something new. If you’ve always wanted to ride a horse or learn how to play an instrument, get the lessons booked and start the journey to learning a new skill. Achieving new goals is always a mood lifter and there’s no better time than the present.  

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