5 ways to beat the January Blues

January can be a difficult month for lots of people. Once the excitement of Christmas and New Year has died down, many of us are left without any money and feeling quite glum. Here are the 5 ways I am going to beat the January blues – Hopefully they will help you too!

5 ways that I am trying to beat the January Blues

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5 ways to beat the January blues

1. Focus on a hobby

If you’ve been around for a while and remember my first ever post on ‘Being Chloe’ (Here), you will know that the whole reasoning behind creating this blog was to give me something positive to focus on. Some of you might think that avoidance is not the best way to deal with any feelings, but for me, it really helps. If you read my 2020 goals you will know that I am hoping to be much more organised with my blog this year and I think it’s really going to help me focus on my blog and get more content out there for you guys! This month, I am going to properly focus on blogging, with 2 new posts every week to keep me busy and make Being Chloe the best it can be! I am proud of what I have achieved so far with this blog, and I am excited about the direction in which it is heading.

*Check out how I’m keeping my blog organised with a FREE editorial content calendar – here*

Of course, not all of you are bloggers like myself, so instead you could focus on a hobby you currently have or get a new one! I’m trying to exercise more in 2020 and so joining the gym is a great distraction from the miserable month that is January!

2.  Long walks and exercise

As I said, one of my 2020 goals is to exercise more – got to release those endorphins, get healthier and it’s also fun! Long walks are great to clear your head and getting exercise at the same time. Often in January, we don’t like to leave the house due to the cold weather and dark days. But even a 10-minute walk to get some fresh air and natural light is great to beat those January blues. Even better, if you have a dog you could take them for a walk! I love walking my dog Millie, as seeing her little tail wag always cheers me up!

Long walks to clear my mind in Pai, Thailand

3. Read more

I used to absolutely adore reading, but somehow over the years, I’ve found that unless I am by a pool, I am reading less and less. Reading is a great way to give you something to do, so I’m going to try and set aside some time each week to have some me-time with a good book. I’m thinking about joining Goodreads to keep track of how many books I’ve read – let me know in the comments if you would recommend this!

Settle down with a good book!

4. Keeping things tidy 

With it being a new year, I thought this was the perfect time to declutter my room and make it much neater! I now love spending time writing my posts in my room, and with the addition of a couple of (read: a lot of) fairy lights, it is very relaxing to be in here. This is something that is very easy to do, and you know what they say ‘Tidy room, Tidy mind’! I also always to try and declutter my makeup collection as this causes me to be less stressed when I know exactly what I have – it also saves me money as I reuse old products I’d forgotten about- try and do this every so often to keep your makeup organised! You could also do the same to your wardrobe – donate to a charity, re-purpose clothes to not let things go to waste.

My makeup storage

*I try and keep my makeup collection organised in my Ikea malm dressing table – here

5. Be more organised with money

Now, I am 100% aware that this is easier said than done, especially after Christmas … January Payday seems a million miles away I’m sure! This year I’m trying to plan how I spend my money and make sure I stick to a budget so that I can slightly ease the money woes this month. I use Monzo to track my spends and set budgets but I’m sure other banks also do this too! Write down your budget and plan how much you will spend per day on groceries, travel, socialising etc. A lot of people bury their head in the sand when it comes to money, and honestly, I do that too, but this year I want to fully take control of my bank account!

What are you doing to beat the January blues? Do you have any tips for staying positive? How are you beating the January Blues? Comment below!

Thank you for reading,

Chlo x

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  1. January 8, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    This is such a great post, and perfect for what I need! January can be such a long month, I think so far I’m doing well, except for the money thing, but hopefully wants I get my next wage I can be more organized and careful!

    • BeingChloe173
      January 9, 2020 / 8:25 am

      That’s great! Money is such a big thing in Jan, that payday always seems so far away!

  2. January 9, 2020 / 11:41 pm

    This is such a great post! I usually get hit with the January blues pretty badly but it hasn’t yet hit. Thankfully money isn’t too bad for me as I’m on a 4 weekly wage. I’m going to be focusing on putting time into my blog and I’m going to be doing a big declutter/organise before I go back to uni!

    • BeingChloe173
      January 10, 2020 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you! I hope you have a great month 🙂 x

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