So Christmas is over, the big build up to NYE is done and we’re back to reality … My alarm went off at 6am this morning and boy was it hard to peel back my eyelids, my dog didn’t even flinch when Jason Derulo started blaring out of my fone ( yes swalla is still my alarm ) I hit snooze 3 times and had to crawl out of the bed with it still being pitch black outside and I was thinking to myself why oh why didn’t I book a holiday for January seeing that this is the most depressing month of the year. I refuse to like anyone’s holiday pics on Insta for the next 4 weeks! It’s just not fair!

Seeing that none of us are going out this month as we’re either doing dry January, veganuary, fitness detox or just plain broke, here are a few fun things you can do to beat the January Blues.

Find A Friend With A Dog

For everyone that knows that me, knows that I struggle to leave the house when I’ve got Henry just staring at me from the sofa looking all cozy and cute. Especially now that he’s got a poorly ear ( burst a blood vessel in his left ear just before Christmas ) I’m a sucker for those puppy dog eyes. Dogs are the best FACT, If you’re feeling down, they make you happy, If you just wanna chill they cuddle up to you and make you feel loved, If you have a bit of energy then just bring out tug toys ( believe me you won’t need the gym after playing tug with your dog ) So while you’re doing nothing this month don’t be bored at home go play with your mates dog!

Get Fit

Don’t Look At Your Bank Account

Just don’t, I mean come on, do I need to go on here? The moment you see yourself In the red that’s It! good mood destroyed, Forget about treating yourself to that coffee In the morning, forget about putting that cheeky little bag you just spotted in the sale on your card coz you’ve just seen how brassic you are!

It’s Ok To be Antisocial

Look, I’ve stayed In for a whole weekend before with my best mate and finished 24, I did the same for Lost and The Walking Dead! There is nothing wrong with being antisocial, some people think it’s weird that you’ve stayed In the whole weekend and done nothing? I think It’s great to get some ‘me’ time and you know what? turn off your phone, If you don’t know what you’re missing out on you can’t feel bad!

Throw Yourself Into Work

Use this month to make a shed load of money! Being broke In January means let’s not carry this on for the next few months trying to catch up with ourselves ( because It happens every year right? ) do those extra few shifts, take on those extra jobs and make that extra cash!

Get Fit

Now this is a bit of a weird one because while this is the month we get our butts to the gym and work on our new years resolution to tone up and get fit, It’s great to pass if you’re bored at home and wishing you could go out, even if you don’t actually do a work out and sit in the sauna instead … ( I do this every other day )