How to beat the January Blues

After the excitement of the festive period it can be difficult for us to get back into our routine. It’s normal for us to feel demotivated and face the January Blues, but we have come up with 10 ways you can beat them!

1. Set goals

For many of us the new year is a fresh start and motivates us to try something new or commit to certain tasks. Make 2018 your year by stepping out of your comfort zone and set some goals.


2. Have a clear out

Is your house feeling and looking messy or cluttered after the festive period? Have a big clear out and donate or sell some unwanted goods or other bits that you have been planning to get rid of. By having a tidier house you will also feel tidier, energised and ready to embrace the new year.


3. Take up a new hobby

Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Or maybe you want to explore your creative side? By learning a new hobby, you can open yourself up to opportunities, gain new experiences and make new friends. We have a range of community learning courses for you to try.


4. Treat yourself

You probably spent the last of your money on Christmas presents for friends and family, or indulged all your time and energy socialising throughout the busy month. Start January with some well-deserved ‘me time’.


5. Relax

Whether you prefer to relax by chilling with friends, going for a walk, reading a book or enjoying a nice hot bath; it’s important to take the time out you need to let your body recover. Listen to your body.


6. Get out and see friends

Instead of staying indoors and feeling sorry for yourself, make plans with friends to get out of the house and do things.


7. Book a holiday

A holiday gives you something good to look forward to. If you can’t afford to book one just yet, plan out where you’d like to go next so that it’s at least on your agenda!


8. Join the gym & keep active

After indulging on all your favourite treats and drinks over the festive season it is normal to feel sluggish and lazy. This is the perfect time to join the gym and keep active.


9. Get enough sleep

Not only does it make you feel better, but it also has many health benefits, it improves creativity and sharpens attention!


10. Stay positive

January marks the start of a new year, new goals and new achievements. Start off by turning over a new leaf and surround yourself with positivity.