Happy Friday, everyone! That dreaded first week back at work is out of the way and we’re just hours away from the weekend and being reunited with our pyjamas again. Can I get a HELL YEAH?
Anyway, today I thought I’d share a little dose of positivity with you all and talk about some fun things to do in January. I feel like this month gets a very undeserved bad rep and I want to change that – I actually really love having a calmer diary and plenty of time to crack on with fun stuff.
If you’re also determined to make the most of this month, here’s my list of 7 fun things to do in January…
I feel like January is very much a planning month! I love nothing more than thinking about all of the fun stuff I want to cram into the next 12 months, and having something to look forward to definitely makes those cold, dark evenings that little bit easier. Why not start researching your summer holiday or make plans to spend a weekend visiting a friend?
2) Fill out your diary
Once you’ve got a couple of fun things planned, spend an afternoon writing them all down in a diary. If like me, you’re a total stationery fiend, this will bring you hours of fun, and even if you’re not Paperchase’s number 1 fan, having everything written down will make you feel super organised and on it.
3) Spend some time outdoors
As I sit here writing this it’s currently absolutely pouring with rain and the idea of going outside isn’t that appealing, but I stand by the fact that spending some time outdoors in January is well worth it. Wait for one of those glorious blue sky winter days, pull on your wellies and head out for a big old country walk. The exercise will make you feel good, and spending a bit of time in nature always works wonders for the mind.
4) Start a journal
In our ever more digital age, there’s still little that beats the joy of actually writing things down in a notebook. It’s a great way of processing emotions and feelings, or just simply keeping a physical record of everything you’ve been up to. Commit to jotting something down every single day and then enjoy reading it all back at the end of the month.
5) Try a new recipe
One of the best things about January for a lot of people is being able to spend more time at home, and my favourite way to make the most of that is by cooking more regularly. If you’re in a bit of a cooking rut, why not dedicate this month to trying out some new recipes? It’s a fun challenge and you get to eat yummy food at the end of it – what’s not to love?!
6) Catch up on some reading
Most of you know that I am an absolute bookworm, so one of my favourite fun things to do in January is hole up with a good book. Make yourself a hot drink, wrap up in a blanket on the sofa and get totally lost in another world – I promise that it will do you a ridiculous amount of good.
7) Spread a little love
Last but by no means least is probably one of the most fun ways to make January a bit better, and that’s by spreading some love! Share someone else’s work, leave a nice Instagram comment, tell a colleague that they’re doing a really good job. It doesn’t cost a single penny and will have you feeling warm and glowy right through the month.
There you have it – 7 fun things to do in January. Let me know if you get up to any of them this weekend!