Beat those post-Christmas blues and get ready to show January some love...
1. Holiday hassles are over.
Breathe. All the travelling and overwhelming family chaos is finally done and dusted. You are once again free to resume your regular, beautifully simple routine. Ah, the mundane has never tasted so sweet.
January provides you with a legitimate excuse to be as boring as possible. After four exhausting weeks of endless socialising, dancing, eating and entertaining, you’ve officially earnt the right to be antisocial. Hibernate. Clear the diary. SLEEP.
Sherlock. Girls Season 3. The Voice UK. You’re pretty much spoilt for choice when it comes to hot new series kicking off in January, so beat the blues by getting down to some serious guilt-free telly bashing. Bring on Lena and her ladies.
You may be deep in the depths of post-festive gloom, but let’s not forget that the days are now getting longer. Every. Single. Day. That countdown to sunny beer gardens is on.
The Golden Globes and the Grammys both fall in January. Hello gorgeous gowns, heart-wrenching speeches and the inevitable epic on-stage gaff from J-Law. Bring. It. On. Love Jennifer Lawrence? Here’s her genius captured in 8 clips…
It’s now officially acceptable to start booking this year’s summer holiday without looking like a over-eager sun-seeking loony. Or, if winter sun is more your thing, why not make the most of the January’s bargain last-minute deals and nip off to Dubai for a long weekend? (We should be so lucky).
After the twinkly romance of Christmas, January can feel like a bleak, endless month. So make the most of Match.com’s huge membership spike between January and February and warm up those chilly evenings with a hot blind date date. Or three.
All that lies ahead is five weeks of stretching out your post-Christmas pay cheque, scraping ice off your car every morning and trying to lose the 10lbs you gained after turkey-gate. It’s no wonder that January 16 was voted the Most Depressing Day of the Year. Instead of moping, embrace it by picking out your favourite frock for work, slicking on some statement lippy and strutting into the office in your fiercest stilettos. In your face, January.
You’ve eaten your body weight in mince pies and Quality Street. The sight of chocolate now makes you feel physically sick. There’s no better time to take advantage of your aversion to sugar/sweets/carbs than now. Try a juice cleanse, stock up on veggies and make the most of January’s slashed gym prices. Your body will thank you for it.
January 14. Need we say more?