Cassie talks about often getting the January blues so she’s compiled a list of things to do during the first month of 2013 to keep her feeling top-top. My January blues usually come a lot earlier – in October or November as the nights start drawing in and lack of light begins to strip me of my fairly abundant energy and positive spirit. I’ve known I suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder for quite a few years now and like Cassie try to do things to keep upbeat when the days are grey and a little drop of sunshine is hard to find.
Cassie’s list of things to make her feel good include a lot of things I really enjoy too – and if I lived anywhere near Kent (which I don’t as I’m in Devon) I think we could be good mates Cassie!
Things from Cassie’s list which I try to do too are:
Take a stroll along the prom or in the park
Sing a song (hairbrush optional)
Wear red lipstick
Drink lots of water
Go see some art – something fun!
Eat chocolate in a big bubble bath (one of my absolute favourite things to do!)
Book gig or theatre tickets (something to look forward to)
Make plans with a good friend that you hardly see but really miss
Make a wish
Paint your nails
Here’s some of my own additions:
Buy yourself some of your favourite flowers
Buy flowers for someone else
Go swimming (indoors heated pool generally nicer than the sea in January)
Walk in the woods
Do something crafty & creative
You can add ideas to Cassies list by visiting her blog here and please add your own ideas below too. How do you keep the January blues at bay?