12/01/2016

5 Ways to Beat the January Blues


January is always the month that gets me down. The highlight - being New Years - is right at the start which means 30 out of 31 days are verging on the monotonous. Not to mention the holy payday was a week before christmas so everyone is basically broke until February. Today I wanted to share a few ideas with you all for how you can rid yourself of the January Blues.

1.

Start a New Hobby

Unfortunately for me my new Hobby is Netflix. In just under a week I've already watched 2 entire seasons of Gossip Girl and I have a full time job. It's literally all I do in the evenings and frankly I think I'm addicted. Alternatively you could start something more productive. Maybe a new gym class (I really want to try Barrecore) or even start a blog. Now that is something I would recommend! Getting your mind off the fact you have no money is a priority right now and what better way than an entirely new venture! 

2.

Drop The Dead Weight From Your Life

January is depressing enough without having negative people bringing you down. Reevaluate friendships: do you find yourself dreading hanging out with people? Do you just have nothing in common with you 'friends' anymore? If so, you don't need them. We're often scared of leaving people behind as it makes us feel alone and vulnerable. But leaving those negative people in 2015 will bring forward exciting opportunities of new friends and fresh experiences. 

The same goes for experiences. Whilst easier said than done if you really hate your job, start looking for another. University getting you down? Remind yourself why you're there. Think of your amazing future because nothing is permanent. 

3.

Take a Trip

Okay, so this totally disputes the 'help I'm broke' rule but having something fun to look forward to will easily make the days go faster. If you can stretch as far as a mini break  (maybe a spa day?) a good relax is something we all need. With the clouds and snow rolling in, nothing is better than relaxing in a lovely hotel and just doing nothing for a day. 

4.

Read a Book

I know reading isn't everyones cup of tea, but for me, relaxing by a log burning stove, cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other is my idea of a perfect evening. Whether it's the romance that has you swooning or the fantasy that has you craving to go to Hogwarts, reading isn't just a time passer. It makes you forget your life for a little while and fall head over heels into another world. Perfect for rainy January. 


5.

Switch up Your Look

The January sales are perfect for a little splurge. Maybe try something new this year?! Get on board by switching up your wardrobe, maybe try that deep magenta lipstick. Because trust me, sometimes all it takes is a little change to completely switch up your attitude. 

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  1. I love number four because I read at least three books a week. I'm a bit of a bookworm. Lovely post!

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm a massive bookworm! It's literally all I do on my lunch breaks at work! xx

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  2. I think I definitely need to drop some 'dead weight' from my life, what you've type is something I should really do (even if I don't want to admit it!) - great post, you've definitely gave me motivation! :D
    xxx

    www.lisablog18.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely! It's so hard to admit sometimes but some people just drag you down! Or at least they do, me! xx

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  3. This is such a good post i need to do ALL of those!

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    1. Thanks lovely! Haha we all should! Xx

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