Your Say: Banishing the Winter Blues
Lots of us experience low mood, tiredness and lack of energy in the cold Winter months and January can be a bit of a slap in the face after a lovely festive season! In our latest Freebie Friday post, we asked how you combat the January blues. After so many tips and tricks were submitted, we thought it would be a great idea to put together a blog post showcasing some of the best.
Every sunset is an opportunity to reset...
Getting lost in a book
Retail therapy in the January sales!
Working out! I have so much more energy and a more positive outlook
Going out for walks along my local beach
Clearing out one small area of the house each day. So I’ve done it for 22 days and the house is looking so much better with the little and often approach
Mindset is everything
Eating healthier and making sure to get at least fifteen minutes of exercise each day
Spending time with my children and family
Swimming in the sea
A family trip to the theatre and booking lots of things to look forward to for the rest of the year
I’ve started knitting again! Loving it. I might just pick up a cross stitch again too!
The grass is greener when you water it
Doing a jigsaw and watching sitcoms
Keeping myself busy with crafts
Reading great books and going to rugby games
Getting fit at the gym
I work in a warehouse without windows so I bought a SAD lamp for my office and have been trying to drink more water
It might not be easy, but it'll be worth it
I’m doing a 100 mile sponsored walk for Cancer research. Not only am I raising money for a very worthy cause but also getting fit and active!
A pamper night with a face mask and a hot chocolate
At the end of the day, I write down three things I’m grateful for or made me happy
I love meditating
When you think positive, good things will happen
I’ve been learning how to make candles
Lots of walking and doing things that make me happy, including drinking wine!
I’ve been staying in touch with family to make sure I socialise with someone even if it’s just over the phone
Getting out and about to new places once a week to explore and get some fresh air
Feel what you need to feel, then let it go
Spending time outdoors with my friends and being appreciative of what I have
Lots of self care and treats
A nice walk along the beach, I love the cold breeze on my face and finish with a hot chocolate before the walk back home
Staying caffeinated and reminding myself beach weather is round the corner!
Getting my hair done always cheers me up
Keep your face in the sunshine and you can't see the shadow
I’m turning 40 this year so decided to make a list of 40 things I’ve always wanted to do! I’m so excited for it
Getting outdoors in nature and feeding the birds
Listening to positive podcasts
Spending a lot of time on my trampoline, you can’t be unhappy when bouncing!
I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness
Booked a holiday somewhere warm
Decluttering my cupboards
Getting out into the fresh open air and trying to get my 10,000 steps a day!
Redecorating the living room
Baking lovely treats
I’ve treated myself to some new makeup, always puts a smile on my face
Progress not perfection
Riding my bike in the beautiful countryside
We brought the outdoor light up reindeer in from the cold and rather than packing them away with the other Christmas decs, we have put them in our living room where they will stay for the rest of January. They make us feel happy and cosy and a new annual tradition has been made!
Making sure for at least half an hour a day I put some music on and sing to the top of my lungs
Be kind to yourself
Reading a positive quote each morning
Taking my vitamin B12s and just enjoying my evenings watching chilled tv!
I’m creating a courtyard garden and going to be growing herbs and vegetables as well as flowers. I’m really enjoying preparing everything
A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset
We’ve been making our own fun! From having movie nights after school where I’d made our own ‘cinema tickets’… To finding random recycling and getting crafty making bits from it…..to going on adventure walks looking for treasure with hot choc in flasks too! Making each day different but fun (without spending much at all as it is now like the 104th day of Jan) haha
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