We’ve got to that point in January where it’s officially got a bit glum. I am totally feeling it – the first week I was elated for a new year and still on a festive high from Christmas but now that’s all long behind us! It’s grey and raining, and it feels like there’s not much to look forward to… Let’s change that tune; here are some of my tips on how to survive the day that has been coined Blue Monday, and just January in general really!
The days are doing their best to get a little bit longer which means a smidge of extra light in the day, but what helps for me is adding to this! I’m not a huge fan of big room lights so I have an Edison bulb style lamp on my desk which gives a nice warm glow. As well, fairy lights and candles can easily make a room super cosy; basically go extreme hygge and everything will be ok 👌🏼
If you know me you’ll know it’s not a surprise that I would suggest going to the theatre as a fantastic pick-me-up no matter the day or month, but there are some particularly fab ones on at the moment to definitely cheer you up. A blogger pal of mine Rochelle has written a fantastic post on 4 shows you can see for just £20 so I highly recommend reading that and heeding her advice!
Fresh Air 🍃
While I’m funemployed and spending a lot of time in the flat searching for jobs, creating content and such, I often forget that there’s a whole world outside this room and it’s always recommended to not stay cooped up inside all the time! I’m lucky there’s a park nearby so it’s fun to do a loop up there and beyond just to get out for half an hour or so. It really does help my mood and I feel so much better after doing so – even if it is freezing cold and raining, it makes you appreciate the warmth when you get home!
A Good Book 📗
I definitely didn’t read enough books in 2016 so I’m going to try my best to read more from now on. I have already read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which was an easy read in my opinion (it helps that I’ve seen the play) but I’m also going to get a library card to read more and save some pennies. Two birds one stone!
Beautiful Baths 🔮
This one can easily be paired with a good book too, but isn’t there just something wonderful about a warm bath and a delightful Lush bath bomb? A very easy fix to help sooth you after perhaps you’ve had a bad day.