5 Ways To Beat January Blues

5 Ways To Beat January Blues

January Blues – A common occurrence for many of us! January is an odd month not only for the fact that many of us are reflecting on the previous year and what could happen in the upcoming year but the fact the days are still cold and nighttime falls around four pm. Its hard not to get stuck in a rut this time of year, but I am determined to beat the January Blues by concentrating the upcoming events we already have planned for 2019.

For me each season has something special to offer and although January falls into the winter months it does not mean it shouldn’t be celebrated for the wonders of cuddling up in a blanket with a hot cup of coco or heading out on a wintery walk. I know January isn’t the easiest month so I thought I would share my five top tips with you’ll for beating those January Blues!

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5 Ways To Beat January Blues

Make plans for the year ahead. After spending ten days eating, drinking, sleeping and generally enjoying yourself it can be hard going back to the 9-5 grind. Tapping away at your keyboard at work replying to emails can really cause those January Blues to set in. Over the years I have learnt to start to plan events at the beginning of January to help prevent me feeling like I had nothing to look forward too in the up-coming year. Simple things, like an anniversary meal or a theatre trip.

Plan to see Friends & Family. If January is a bit of cash struggle for you try creating low cost plans, inviting friends or family around for a cup of tea and biscuits, going on a winter walk or even having people over for a home cooked meal. Sometimes the smallest plans are the most rewarding plans that allow you to laugh and smile without feeling like its costing you a small fortune.

Start to plan/book a holiday. Last year we didn’t get the opportunity to book a vacation in January as we knew we have some financial commitments lined up in 2018 but this year we are planning to book a holiday in January and even the idea that we are already looking into flights, accommodations, excursions is putting a smile on my face. For me, I enjoy the planning just as such as the vacation itself.

Get into a routine. For me this is a very important one, its so easy over the festive period to fall out of your day-to-day routine. If I’m honest some days I even had to check what day of the week it was! Heading back to work and back to routine is key to having a good start to the year, but also not going overboard. Whether its making sure you continue to make your lunch for work or not sleeping in past your alarm. Those little things can make the difference as to whether you feel like you got out of bed the wrong side that morning.

Set realistic goals for the year ahead. As January begins its important to set realistic goals, its easy to go overboard when it comes to “New Years Resolutions” and hand-in-hand can also make you feel rubbish if you are unable to achieve them. For example, I don’t think I have ever set the New Years Resolution of loosing weight or getting a gym membership and for me I know its probably not a realistic goal, not that I am unhealthy or overweight its just not the sort of goal I feel would work for me personally. Instead, I set goals such as “Upping My Beauty Game” Or “Self Care”. You can check out my 2019 goals by checking out the following post.

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14 Comments

  1. January 6, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    Getting out of the January blues is really going to take a lot of effort haha but we still need to. A holiday is definitely a must, taking a break from our hectic lives and enjoy somewhere that we’re unfamiliar is such a great feeling! Glad to see this post and we’re going to have a great year ahead! (:

    Shuana // howivebeen.com

    • January 7, 2019 / 7:40 am

      2018 has cost certainly taught me that at any opportunity if you can travel. Can not wait to see what 2019 has in store for us! Good luck to yourself also 😊

    • January 7, 2019 / 7:40 am

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  2. January 7, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    I am starting to do all of these things. I am wanting to go on vacation! I have spring fever now!

  3. January 7, 2019 / 7:26 pm

    I’ve found that scheduling a vacation (especially if it’s to somewhere warm!) helps my January blues SO much! Thanks for all the great tips!

    • January 7, 2019 / 8:39 pm

      We are already in the process of planning ours! Should be all booked by the end of Jan. Cannot wait 😊

  4. 21flavorsofsplendor
    January 7, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    Great tips! With it finally starting to get really cold here in New England, I can see how the January blues can be a problem if you are not pro-active.

  5. January 8, 2019 / 5:23 am

    Setting goals and planning something to look forward to makes such a difference for me at this time of year!

  6. Bailey
    January 8, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    Planning for the year is my favorite part of January! These are great trips!

    • January 9, 2019 / 12:12 pm

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  7. January 9, 2019 / 4:06 am

    I love the last one, a lot of people get too caught up in making up goals that are unattainable and spend a lot of time frustrated for not accomplishing them.

    • January 9, 2019 / 12:14 pm

      The last point is very true which is why I am making sure that my goals are realistic that way you won’t feel frustrated or upset if you find they are unattainable

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