After the final chocolate has been eaten and the last bottle of wine has popped its cork, there is nothing but a sense of deflation as the cold, dull month of January rolls around.
When the Christmas tree and decorations have been taken down and packed away, we’re left with with merely an expanding waistline and a ravished bank account. It’s not surprising that the January blues hit us hard.
Whilst you may be feeling seemingly underwhelmed and sluggish, the new year is actually a great incentive to turn over a new leaf, make some lifestyle changes and perhaps aim for a new goal.
Here at Christmas Tree World we have a few ideas to help you to shake the January blues.
Eat well, be well…
After a good few weeks of indulging in alcohol and festive food, it’s no surprise that we feel a bit grim and lethargic...perhaps that trusty old belt is no longer needed?
It all starts with a break from heavy food and drink but forget gruelling weight loss fads; instead be realistic by working on eating a more balanced diet with treats in moderation.
Get up and move…
If joining a gym is too expensive, just getting up and walking in the fresh air everyday for at least half an hour will do the trick. Any movement is good movement to help get you back into shape and feeling more energised throughout the day.
Catching those ZZZs…
After one too many late nights and your daily routine out of the window, an easy way to start to get back to normal and feel better is to get a good night's rest. Re-establish your sleeping pattern and you’ll immediately feel more awake and ready for the day.
After treating yourself and your loved ones over the festive period, purse strings probably need to be tightened. Set yourself a realistic amount to save per week and as you see your bank balance rising, you’ll soon feel a little more cheery.
For those bargain hunters out there, you can get ahead of the game and take the pressure off next Christmas by checking out the amazing discounts in our Christmas tree sale, with plenty of other discounts available across the site, too.
Plan something fun for the coming weeks…
By planning something interesting, you will have something to look forward to in the midst of the January blues. Whether it’s a day out with friends or family or a treat for yourself, plan something into your diary and start counting down those days.
Take up a new hobby…
If you’ve always wanted to give something a go, the new year is the perfect time to try it. Whether it’s joining a class or exploring a life long interest, you’re bound to meet like-minded people and feel part of something which has to make you feel a little bit better.
The January blues certainly don’t last forever and you’ll soon have the spring back in your step...But until then remember that it's only 51 weeks until Christmas!
How do you battle the January blues? Tweet us @Xmastreeworlduk