After a very wet and grey Blue Monday, I immediately headed home popped the kettle and sunk into a squishy armchair to write a post on finding joy in January instead of those dreaded blues. If like me you feel a little overwhelmed at the start of the new year, with the Christmas festivities now over and the dark, wet mornings seemingly never ending. I thought I would put together a list of all things I am looking forward to this January as well as a few tips to banish those Winter Blues.
Now I know that the gym can be very busy at this time of year especially on a dark Monday evening, however these ‘new year, new me’ people do have a very good point. January is the perfect opportunity to start over and kick start a new hobby, whether it’s reading more or taking that spin class every Tuesday night. Throwing yourself into a new challenge is a great distraction from the cold, miserable weather outside and before you know it spring will be round the corner.
With the short days and dark nights you also can’t beat staying in and getting cosy around this time of year. Although I find it difficult leaving work in the dark it is a nice excuse to go straight home, put my comfy clothes on and curl up with a good book. Some of my favourite things about winter is sipping on steaming cups of tea, lighting candles and running a hot bath. My current book is ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ and I cannot recommend it enough, super warm, funny and thought provoking- a great winter read.
I treated myself to a fab Kikki K diary at the start of the year, filled with sections to keep track of your monthly and weekly goals it’s the perfect diary to start planning your new year adventures. I don’t know about you but I can’t resist scrolling through dreamy holiday destinations around this time of year to be added to my ‘must visit’ list. There is something exciting about having a brand new year ready and waiting for you.
And finally, I know I am a little late but wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year!