06 / 01 / 21

5 ways to lift your spirits in January

I think we can all agree that January is the most unwelcome of months, but possibly more so in 2021. With the majority of the country in some form of restrictions, Christmas will have had to be scaled back a little and now we head into January which is traditionally a quiet month for activities due to lack of money, dark nights and the typical British cold weather.

Here at Prosperous Life, we want to help you enjoy life as well as plan for the future. So, we have outlined five things you can do to lift your spirits and banish those January blues.

Go walking

Now, we know that 2020 was the year of the ‘walk’ for most people as there wasn’t much else to do. But as the weather gets a little more chilly, going for a winter walk wrapped in your warmest clothes, thickest socks and woolliest of hats can be both cosy and also lift the spirits. Especially if you cook a winter casserole to come back to, with the thought of tucking into it, keeping you going while you are on route.

on a walk picking up flowers

Volunteer your time

Giving back and helping others is a great way to boost your mood and life your spirits. After the year that was 2020, many charities need help to build back up and volunteering for a cause close to your heart is a great way to help out. It will make you feel you good too!

beach clean up volunteering

Treat yourself

Maybe this January you can’t walk around the shops stopping for a bite to eat and a coffee like we once were able to. But that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself. With us all turning to online delivery a little more, browsing the sales, albeit from your laptop or tablet, may be that bit of retail therapy you need. There is always a bargain out there.

online shopping treat lockdown

Movie days

If the weather does a turn for the worse and let’s be clear, it often does in January, then a sofa day is always a good option. Que up some of your all-time favourites or get round to those movies you’ve been meaning to watch for a while. If some delicious snacks are involved – all the better!

Have a chat (and a giggle)

With some restrictions in place, it can sometimes feel like we are a little cut off. So, take the initiative and schedule in regular calls or zooms and keep in contact. This could be a weekly chat with a best friend or family member or getting a few of you together and challenging each other to a quiz and having a laugh along the way. As a famous advert said years ago “it’s good to talk”.

on a video call

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