January can feel positively gloomy can’t it? The cold has set in, it’s seemingly still dark 24/7, and we no longer have the glow of Christmas to look forward to. It’s prime time for the onset of SAD (read more on that here), so it’s important that throughout January we stay busy and motivated, no room for the winter blues here! Here’s my January To Do List to help keep spirits high this month.
Bundle up warm and get outside. It can be easy to want to hide away indoors as the cold sets in, but actually January is my favourite time of year for walks out in the forest. On a clear winter’s day there’s so much beauty in nature, crisp leaves and sparse trees give room to gorgeous countryside views as far as the eye can see. I love to head out in the forest around three ‘oclock, as the sun is low in the sky and the evening mist starts to roll in, the golden glow of the forest is just irresistible. Invest in some good thermals and a good coat, grab your hat and gloves and get outside!
Declutter your home. Taking down the Christmas decorations is always bittersweet, but it’s the perfect excuse for a good sort out. We’re taking the tree down today and have big plans to hang some pictures that have been languishing in piles, throw out the finished candles I’ve been hoarding, sort out my bookcase to pass on old reads to pals, and deep clean everything. I’m planning on doing one room each weekend, a big sort out feels like a good way to start the year!
Book yourself a spa treatment for the end of the month. January can be hard, so you deserve a treat! I’ve been loving booking in for last minute facials and massages using the Treatwell App, and you can use the code MYTREAT10 for £10 off your first treatment – go on, you deserve it!
Read more. Last year I read 52 books and I’m SO proud of that. This year my goal is 60, so I need to get cracking right now! I don’t want to fall into the trap of whiling away January in front of the TV, this month is a reading month!
What’s on your January to do list?