Lifting Your Spirits Now Christmas Has Gone

How are you feeling now that Christmas seems like a distant memory? If you’re a little bit glum, how about some of these guest post ideas to cheer yourself up. Enjoy!

Summer holiday

All the festivities of Christmas are over. The lights and decorations are down and the radio has stopped playing our Christmas favourites. It can feel pretty bleak outside with cold dark mornings and nights and with January being one of the longer months, budgets can be a little tight. If you are feeling a little down after the holidays then lift your spirits with a few of these ideas.

Invite people over

One of the great things about Christmas is getting together with friends and family. Just because it is now January is doesn’t mean that this has to stop. Invite people round to your house to play board games, eat nibbles and enjoy a few drinks and you’ll soon feel your spirits lifting.

Make a plan for a holiday

Having something to look forward to is a great way to boost your spirits after Christmas. Have a look at some holiday destinations and either book one up or make a budget to save up. Gazing at pictures of sunny destinations will certainly make you excited for the summer months. Dig out your old holiday pictures and remind yourself just how good summer time is.

Treat yourself

Cheer yourself up with a little retail therapy. After all, it is the January sales so it would be rude not to! Okay so you might be on a tight budget with it being the month after Christmas, however a small treat won’t do you any harm. You could always treat yourself to something that makes staying in a little more fun, like some nice bubble baths, a new CD or some cosy PJs. While at it, pick up some yummy scented candles – some uplifting scents and some relaxing ones.

Exercise

Your New Year’s Resolution might well be to shift a few pounds, so head out for a walk and get some fresh air. Exercise is a proven mood enhancer and you also get the added bonus of getting fitter and losing a few pounds. Apparently all you need is a 30 minute walk 3 or 4 times a week, and that doesn’t sound like too much hard work.

Now that Christmas is over it isn’t all doom and gloom – you still have the summer months to look forward to. In fact, before you know it we will all be singing Christmas carols and exchanging gifts again and you’ll wonder where the year went!

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1 Comment

  1. Claire
    January 26, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I’m so with you on this! So much so we booked a holiday this weekend! 🙂

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