New Year

Beating the January blues

27 Dec

January blues – but the good kind

As we enter a new year, what better way to get things going than with a few optimistic vibes and ideas we think might help blow away the cobwebs? When you hear the words ‘January blues’, don’t forget that blue is a pretty awesome colour and can inspire us to do all kinds of new and positive things. Take a look!

January blues - Azure waters

Azure waters

If the cold starts to get to you, or you just fancy a change of scenery, it might be time to start planning a trip. If you’re saving the pennies at the start of the year, you can still do some research and make a list of all the places you want to explore. Will it be a tropical paradise for warmth and sunshine, or mountain vistas and pistes for days…?

January blues - Fresh and bright

Fresh and bright

Getting organised is a good way to start anew, and making a plan or a list with goals and tasks in mind is one way of preparing for the year. A tidy room, garden, desk or home can also ease your mind and help you feel ready for whatever the new year holds.

January blues - Sky is the limit

The sky’s the limit

There’s no time like now to start thinking about the things you’ve always wanted to know how to do. Have any hobbies you’d like to try this year? Any new skills you think you could learn? It could be anything you like, from sewing to rowing.

January blues - Indigo adventure

An Indigo adventure

It might be cold and (some might say) dreary, but January can still be a great time to get out there and explore the wilds. Once you’re wrapped up warm, have a flask of tea in hand and a muddy route to follow, what better way to start the new year than an adventure with friends? Sea, forest, mountain or moor…escape the indoors and breathe that fresh air in.

January blues - Blueberry muffin

Blueberry muffins

Ok, it could be any kind of muffin (or any kind of treat) but baking your friends and family something warm and comforting might help bring a bit of cheer to the first month of the year. Try giving your bakes a healthy twist by using wholegrain flour, or give recipes with vegetables and fruit a go.

Feeling inspired? Why not brighten up the dark days and get 2018 off to a flying start.

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