The January blues are here guys! As much as I try and stay positive and feeling good January is always a tough month for me. It’s cold, dark and having just got over Christmas I now have two parties to plan for Bella and Lottie and the looming date of Scott heading back to work.
When I feel blue I know the rest of my household does too, I get behind on chores and am generally snappy with everyone around me. I have a feeling many of you may be feeling the same as the hits on my beating the January blues blog post from a couple of years back has exploded. Which is why I just wanted to write a little something to say that we all have these down days or these funks we can’t get out of but the best course of action is to just get up and do something productive.
Last week I really just felt quite pants all week. I tried to get back into the swing of working and planning content – it’s tough when absolutely nothing around you is inspiring. Today I woke up and thought no more moping around I need to make a change. So I did what always makes be feel better. I cleaned the house top to bottom, I organised the kids bedrooms and I am currently cooking a big old roast dinner for when the kids get back from their dads.
As I sit at my little desk with the delicious scents of roast potatoes wafting in I feel good again. I feel back on it, like I am finally ready to get started with 2018 and putting all of those resolutions and goals into action.
A week late yes – but so what. If I sit and feel like an utter failure in the same way I did last week then my 2018 will never get off to a good start.
I guess in this little ramble I am trying to say don’t feel disheartened, tomorrows a new day. You can always turn to a fresh page and start over with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!
Below are 5 easy ways you can beat those January blues, I hope it helps.
5 easy ways to beat the January blues
- Spring clean – its my favourite therapy nothing feels more satisfying than having a good clean or clear out!
- Book a trip for later in the year – having something to look forward to and plan will instantly cheer you up.
- Catch up with friends – I am sure you have left over Christmas food and drink that needs using up.
- Cook your favourite dinner.
- Pamper yourself – looking good helps you feel good, don’t feel guilty about a little self indulgence!