January may be a grey month, but it needn’t be blue as well!
If you can’t help but feel a little glum, then it’s time to recognise the positives: January is the start of a brand new year, which means a whole twelve months of activities and adventures to plan and get excited about!
Though the sun may be hibernating behind a mass of thick grey cloud, there are many things you can do to add some sunshine of your own to January. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Organise a get together
One thing you realise during Christmas is that there is such a thing as too much family time (sorry!) But with all the festivities a few weeks behind us, now’s a great opportunity to organise a get together with your loved ones. You could plan a Sunday roast around yours, head out en mass for a crisp winter’s walk or host a girls’ night in. Socialising is a perfect way to banish those blues and brighten your day.
Take a break
You know what they say: sometimes you need a holiday to get over a holiday. This couldn’t be more true after all those tiring Christmas and New Year celebrations. Even if it’s just a weekend away in the countryside, booking a break will give you something to work towards and look forward to. Just don’t forget to pack your woolly hat and gloves.
It might still be winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from giving your home a thorough spring clean! If most rooms in your house remain cluttered by the remnants of 2015, then it’s time to sort out and throw out. A de-cluttered home equals a de-cluttered mind and you’ll feel much better for it, trust us.
Learn something new
January is the ideal month to find yourself a brand new hobby, whether you choose to learn a new language, join your local gym or sports team, or take up a craft. Learning something new gives you something fun and exciting to focus on for the months ahead, and you’re bound to make some new friends in the process.
Ready, steady, cook!
If you’re looking for a rainy day activity, why not don your finest apron and cook up some tasty treats in the kitchen? Instead of opting for sugar-laden cakes and sweets, chose healthy meals that’ll make you feel good. How about a hearty casserole or a winter vegetable soup with home baked bread? Yum.
Embrace the outdoors!
Just because it’s chilly out there doesn’t mean that embracing the outdoors is a no-go! Besides, that’s what raincoats and umbrellas are there for! If you want to keep smiling through January it’s important that you get outdoors and enjoy as many sunshine hours as possible. Go on a morning run with a mate, take a stroll through your local park or better still, come monkey around in the trees with us at Go Ape!