January is here and in full swing, new things are happening but that festive slump is taking its toll. Now that the Christmas cheer has vanished, the weather is miserable and payday is quite a way away, there isn’t much to look forward to. However, don’t let that stop you do you. January is the most demotivating month and we all know it, but let’s kick its butt.

Get Active

Going for a walk, hitting the gym or simply doing some at home exercises seems like more often than it really is. I’m so glad I didn’t slack at the gym over Christmas, of course I had time off but I went straight back and its kept me feeling positive. Exercising can be as simple as taking a stroll around anywhere, which I now do quite often. It gets you off of the sofa and technology and brightens your mood instantly.

Read A Book

Having ‘you’ time is essential to help you feel motivated. When you’re in your own space its easier to think straight and clear your mind. During ‘me’ time I tend to read books as it gets my inspirational and thoughts flowing and helps me think about what I wish to achieve. I’ve been loving beauty and lifestyle inspiration books at the minute, and I’ve got a post up about the top Books To Read In 2017.

Book Yourself A Treat

Talking of ‘me’ time, booking yourself or for you and a friend to do something fun can really lift your mood. A spa treatment, cinema trip, dinner or even… a trip! Once Christmas is over and there’s not much to look forward to I think this is the best option. For my 21st I booked New York just before Christmas and we’re going next month, so my excitement and motivation levels are so high. Having a little fun hurts nobody.

Smile More

Sounds plain simple and obvious, but it helps more than you might think. Smiling to yourself just instantly lifts your mood and makes you question why you don’t do it more. Give it a try and see how it makes you feel!

Plan And Pin

Pinterest is up there with one of my favourite things to do when I’m searching for motivation to get me out of a slump. Finding dream holidays, makeup, books and interiors helps get my creative juices flowing. This then follows on to planning, whether that’s trips, for the week ahead or some goals you wish to achieve, I find this social platform the most helpful for getting you in the right mind-set to get stuff done.

Do you try any of these to get you out of the ‘Winter slump’?

Megan ??

7 comments so far.
  • Love the post, and wish I took your advice and stuck to the gym, but totally stopped over the Christmas period, and it’s now such a thought to do back! I totally agree with booking a trip to! I am going away in 2 weeks, and it’s lifted my spirits so much!

    Have a lovely time away in New York! I am so jealous!!

    Karina | http://karinahearts.com

  • Frances Hemmant

    Loved this post!! January can definitely be one of those months where you feel in a slump, after Christmas. Such great advice, especially the give yourself a treat ? I’m good at that one ??

  • I need to take this advice and get myself a spa break booked. This winter was crazy hectic… I need a break. Great post, and great advice. Sometimes we all need to be reminded to give ourselves a little TLC!

    Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

  • These are deffo really good things to do at the start of the year! I might have to pin this and look back at it at the begining of each month! Just as a little reminder 🙂 I always try and kick myself into gear and be active in the new year, but with this baby in me.. it might have to wait until next month haha! x

  • I love this post! i totally relate to this, i’m finding it so hard to get out of my pjs lately I’m still in full-on winter hibernation mode!
    jen | velvet spring

  • Love these tips, I will definitely be trying a few these out!

    Rachael xx.

  • Love your tips and ideas! Being active is a great way to get out of a slump even if it is just going for a walk like you said xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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