Time To Beat The January Blues With This Essential Advice

We are well into the mix of January, and often this can leave us feeling a little deflated and blue. December is always filled with such fun and festive cheer, we overeat, possibly spend a little more than we should, but then we really feel our choices in January as there seems to be a longer than usual stretch until payday, jeans and clothes are a little tighter and the weather isn't normally too great. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, does it? But the truth is, January doesn’t have to be the month to leave you feeling down and out, you can turn it on its head and seize it as the perfect opportunity to fully embrace your new year goals and start the year off as you mean to go on. So I thought I would share with you some of the things you can do to beat the January blues this year.

Start that exercise regime

I can be quite hard to get back into the swing of things when all you want to do is hide away and wake up in February, but January is the ideal time to kick-start those goals you set on new year's eve, and exercise seems to always be a high priority for some. However, it isn’t just about embracing the goals; exercise is also really good for your mindset and your energy levels. So take on the challenge and just become a little more active, even if it just a walk. You will start to feel the difference it can make.

Take your financial situation into your own hands

So now is the time to start thinking about your finances, especially as so many people begin to feel the pinch during January/. It may not be a nice thing to think about, but taking action sooner rather than later with things like those credit card bills or your outstanding balances to pay out can make a big difference for the rest of the year. There are some great debt consolidation programs to consider, and you may find that you are much better off. Doing this, in general, could boost your disposable income, which could come in handy for things like holidays and days out. Which brings me nicely on to my next tip.

Book a holiday or getaway to look forward to

Get a holiday or getaway booked as soon as you can. Doing this could make a difference to how you feel this month and certainly gives you something to look forward to. It can also help you to plan your year with things like annual leave and getting time together with your nearest and dearest.

Don’t start some crazy diet and be a little more balanced

It can be so tempting to go on some sort of detox in January. Leave the alcohol alone for a month or start some crazy no carb or juicing extravaganza. But, often these diets or regimes only make you feel even sadder instead of giving you the boost you need. So take a different approach and nourish your body with all the good stuff, and if you fancy a little indulgence, so be it. A more balanced approach will see you making better choices with your food, and you may feel great for it.

I hope that these tips help you beat the January blues.

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