January 9, 2018

Musings: Combat Those January Blues

Please note, this is a collaborative post. with Furniture At Work.
I suffer from January blues, but this January I made a vow to myself to let this be a month of reflection, not to be so hard on myself and set realistic milestones. One week and a bit in and I’ve been to the gym over fives times (wahey), I’ve broken my #DryJanuary pact and I wasted money on an unnecessary Uber journey. Again, I’m not going beat myself up about this, but I am going to try harder this week. You have to be disciplined, right? 

Even though you may be stuck in the office, dreaming of where you’d like to be, just know you’re not alone and January is what you’d consider to be a hangover of the previous year. However, I can’t even describe how much travel is a great way to combat January blues and this infographic from Furniture At Work sums it up perfectly. #OfficeNarnia indeed!

How travel can help…

    • It makes you smarter
    • It gives you something to look forward to
  • It makes you more organised
  • It gives you purpose

It makes you realise there is more to the world than your current surroundings. There is that phrase that goes ‘live as if you’ll die tomorrow’ and I’m sure if we all did we wouldn’t be at work for starters, so you can break up your monotony by having a trip booked. Or shock yourself and go last-minute, there is no time like the present after all.

I had November blues in Mexico…

You can make your January less blue by:

  • Thinking positive, mindset is EVERYTHING.
  • Setting realistic goals and milestones.
  • Disciplining yourself.
  • Booking a trip (there are SO many sales on at the moment).
  • Talking. Seriously, the age old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’.

Have you got any trips planned? How do you combat January blues?

Char xo

Please note, this is a collaborative post. with Furniture At Work, all views are my own. 

6 responses to “Musings: Combat Those January Blues”

  1. Cherryl says:

    I agree – having a sunny holiday on the cards helps, just having something to look forward to in general helps – preferably something over January/Feb. January is such a drag after the bright lights and merriment of Christmas – we definitely need some kind of pick me up!

  2. Next year, I’m defo ensuring that for some of January I’m away because the cold weather and lack of funds really doesn’t help. So a holiday is great pick me up!

  3. kattieh says:

    Holidays make everything better. Especially in winter time!

  4. […] January is usually my month of ‘implement this’ and the rest of your year will follow suit. Does this usually fail? Of course but one can only hope. What I do find in January is that I suffer from the January blues majorly so it’s important for me to have some travel booked in! Where to go though? […]

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.