Darling, January can be pretty grim, with Christmas over and another long year stretching ahead of you, its no longer acceptable to sit in front of the telly and eat a whole box of celebrations/mince pies/cake, and we have been back at work/uni/school/hell for a while. Next Monday is ‘Blue Monday’ known as the worst day of the year, so I wanted to bring you a few ideas that might brighten up your January and tide you over until February !!
Go for walk
I know its my default advice (Ive mentioned walking as a stress buster), but going for a walk really helps. It allows you some fresh perspective, fresh air and an excuse when you get home to sit and watch telly, because you need a reward right ?!??!! 5 minutes or 5 hours go out and just let your mind wonder, trust me.
Run a Bath
Basically a wetter version of a walk. In the same way as a walk allows your mind to unwind and drift, a bath does the same thing. Get your favourite bubbles and run a good amount of hot water. Grab a candle or two and turn off the lights, and just relax. Its a nice way to spend an hour guilt free. A bath is up there with some of my favourite things to do of an evening, so I am a huge fan of this suggestion.
Start a New TV Series
January is officially the first month of 2017 (obvious I know, but bear with me), so its a great time to start a new TV series. Filling your spare time with a bit of anticipation and joy. My suggestions is the much underrated Absolutely Fabulous, on Netflix and on Amazon to buy for about £12-£15. Lots of laughs for not much money, so go on treat yourself.
Dance to your favourite song
Stupid and sweet but totally a great way to cheer yourself up, do it on your own or grab a friend/mother/bottle of wine/partner and stomp the night away. My personal favourite is Whitney Houston I want to dance with somebody.
Treat yourself to some flowers
I have also expelled the virtues on the benefit of fresh flowers before, and just as before they make such a difference. Having something other than you alive in a space makes you feel more alive and thus a little more cheerier. I personally have been loving flowers from Bloom and Wild, because they are beautiful fresh flowers, that are posted through our letter box. I am not joking here, they FIT THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX. Quite possibly the best thing ever !! Because I love you all so much and want to make your January better click here to get £10 off on ANY bouquet, plant or gift. No catches just a little thing from me to you !!!
So there you have it, 5 simple things that you can do to brighten up your January. We are nearly halfway through and it will soon be spring. Sending love and support !
I will see you on Tuesday with an exciting new post. Have a great weekend everybody !!