January Blues ~ how to deal with them. 

January blues, how are you dealing with them? It dawned on me that I was am suffering from a bad case of January blues and had to bring it to an end. I mean, just over 4 weeks ago we were celebrating Christmas and before we knew it the new year. For those of us who managed to get time off during the festive period, adjusting back to work is proving fatal. I can not for the life of me concentrate for longer than 2-3 hours at a time before wanting to fall asleep. So in order to break this crazy motion of January Blues, I decided to share what I am practicing.

January Blues

Book a holiday

Yes I know 90% of us are doing no-spend January but booking a holiday now gives you something to look forward to. You can pass time and boredom by marking up the calendar daily as the days fall to the waste side. A holiday does not need to be abroad, it can be a staycation within your country even city if you want. I had a lovely concert to attend with my sister in Birmingham and we made it into a nice staycation by booking a hotel near by.

Be social and meet up with friends 

I should really practice what I preach because I am so bad at meeting up with friends. Over the festive period a couple of friends and I had spa day then spent few days at mine. After that I have pretty much been a hermit only leaving my house for work though 90% of the time I am WFH. It was lovely having friends over so much that I have arranged to meet up with others sometime soon.

Be active

Again I should practice what I preach more often because though I am going it’s not nearly enough. I joined the gym last year many and went religiously until my 2-week vacation to Johannesburg in September. After that it was pretty hard to attend due to university, work plus blogging then festive period. Before I knew it, it was January and as mentioned above I am going just not enough.

Look after you

How to look after you adequately can only be defined by you. Some of us taking care of us could be a simple case of alone time or date night. Others it could be a lot more than that and might require some planning.

These are some of the things that are helping me conquer the  January blues?




  1. Rose Ann Sales
    January 30, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    great tips! been wondering what to do the whole January but atlasst! January blues will end soon! lol. this are all great tips,

  2. January 29, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    These are great tips for someone who gets the post-holiday blues. I don’t really have a prob;em with that because I am always on the go and have no time to “get the blues”.

  3. January 29, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    These are all great ideas to beat the January blues! Especially the first one, I would LOVE to book a holiday right now!

  4. Frosted Events
    January 29, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    This is absolutely a great post, I had a bad January month it’s a full of problem but it so challenging sometimes I wish I can get into that Situation, I wish february be good to me since it’s my Birth year

  5. January 29, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Good tips, and most of which I’ve covered – got a couple of holidays to look forward to. I’ve seen lots of friends and family and I’m staying active 🙂 Goodbye Jan blues x

  6. Eileen Murphy Kelly
    January 29, 2017 / 5:12 am

    I hear you, somany have the January blues So funny the hubs and I are doing some major research for a winter break. We love the winter months but need a break and a relaxing vacation too. Going to the islands in February

  7. January 28, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Great tips to deal with January blues. I am looking forward to our summer holiday, that’s what keeps me going! 🙂

  8. January 28, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Great ideas. I got back from Milan some days ago. Best thing ever. Have a great February.

    • January 28, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks lovely, I hope you had a lovely time and wishing you a lovely Febraury too

  9. January 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Well, I’m glad you’ve got some great ideas on how to shake those post holiday blues! Friends and sunshine are always great remedies!

    • January 28, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Always and yes friends and sunshine a great combination

  10. January 28, 2017 / 10:19 am

    I’m lucky that I don’t get chance for January blues because my daughter’s birthday planning takes up most of January. For me, it is February blues lol.

    • January 28, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Oh how nice, I am sure the plans and party were/are a hit. Good luck with the February

  11. January 28, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Great tips. We booked a holiday, have made sure to socialise more and I’m doing more exercise. Still cannot wait for the sunshine though. xx

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:46 am

      I know the feeling and good for you

  12. WEMAKE7
    January 28, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I’ve been looking out for me as well by eating right and getting to the gym when I can. I feel like I have January blues as well and can’t wait until Spring.

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Glad to hear you’re looking after you

  13. Annemarie LeBlanc
    January 27, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    January for me is a month of new hope. I have to treat it as the month to plan and tweak ways to jump start a good rest of the year. I love your tips, and I have already been doing some of them (meeting up with friends mostly).

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:46 am

      I love your ideas too, I have done the same but after I was left feeling blah since some of my plans don’t start for another few weeks

  14. Kara
    January 27, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I love the booking a holiday idea but sadly January is also the month where we are most skint LOL

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Hahaha I know the feeling and I am with you but the beauty these days if you can just do a deposit for your future vacation

  15. Annette Yedlin
    January 27, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    These are all great tips. My girlfriends and I are actually planning a girls night out soon. January has definitely been a crazy beginning to the year for me so taking time to just escape is wonderful.

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:44 am

      I have done the same with my girl friends and excited about our upcoming trip

  16. Amanda Marie
    January 27, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    These are some great tips! It’s amazing how just seeing our friends immediately brightens our mood!

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:43 am

      I know right, it makes a whole lot of difference

  17. Rebecca Swenor
    January 27, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    These are all great ways to stop the January blues. I know I visit friends and family a lot more during the winter months. We also go sledding and do outdoor activities together. Thanks for sharing the tips.

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:43 am

      You’re welcome, I have never done sledding before but would love to one day

  18. January 27, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Aside from the holidays, my aunt and uncle came over and we were out almost everyday. Going back to the daily grind is definitely tough. I would love to get away even just for a day or two, without having to spend too much.

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:43 am

      It can be super difficult to get back into routine so a little powwow would be awesome to recharge and start again

  19. Marceline Dementori
    January 27, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I really think it would be nice to go out and explore this month! It’s a nice change plus, it’s going to allow you to relax as you go about getting back to the daily grind.

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:42 am

      Exactly, I was hoping my car would be here by now so I can create a new routine involving exploring new towns

  20. Hra
    January 27, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I definitely agree with this!! January i always a gap for me !

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:41 am

      It sure is for most of us

  21. Clair
    January 27, 2017 / 11:29 am

    I have just booked a holiday to Disneyland – very much cheered me up!

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Oooh that sounds awesome

  22. Zena's Suitcase
    January 27, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I would agree with all these, especially booking a holiday. I think having something to look forward to makes a huge difference

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Exactly, I am currently counting down to my vacation coming up

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