5 Ways to Fight The January Blues

January Blues

For many of us January is the most depressing month of the year. The added woe of being broke after an indulgent Christmas means many of us have next to no money this month. The school holidays are over, work has resumed or you’re stressed to your eyeballs cramming for exams/stressing about your results.  However, we are more than halfway through the month and February is just around the corner. If you’re still struggling with the January Blues here are some suggestions to brighten up the last few days of the month and set you on a happier path into Spring.

Our Favourite TV Shows Return

The bad weather and short evenings are a great excuse to cosy up in front of the TV. After winter breaks, all our favourite TV Shows are back for new seasons. A few of my favourites include,The Good Wife Season 5  coming Thursday 30th January to More 4, Revenge Season 3 on Tuesdays RTE 2 or Mondays E4, Suits Season 3  also coming Thursday 30th January to  Dave, The Tomorrow People debuted this years and so far, so good. You can see it Wednesdays on E4 and Grey’s Anatomy has returned, catch it Wednesdays on Sky Living or Tuesday RTE2.

 Invest in New Products

The start of a new year and the winter weather is a great excuse to revamp your beauty and skin care collection.  New skincare and makeup products are not only a great investment but they’re a great source of happiness for most of us. Who doesn’t love opening a new lip balm or pot of moisturiser?  This time of year demands a heavy moisturiser or masque, both for your face and hair. The winter winds and bitter cold can cause serious damage if you don’t look after your skin and hair. Boots, Superdrug or your local chemist will undoubtedly have great January sale offers on most products to cure dull winter skin or hair. Makeup wise, there are loads of new products launching in the next few months, keep up-to-date with all the latest launches with Bloglovin’s top beauty posts.

Awards Season Fashion

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll be aware of all the red carpet events that have been happening in the US. Red carpet fashion has been clogging up everyone’s twitter feeds, favourite blogs and entertainment shows. The SAG Awards and The Golden Globes have already provided us with some amazing fashion and The Grammys, BAFTA’s and Oscar’s are still to come.  Red carpet glamour is a great way to satisfy your desire for luxury goods this month without spending any money.

New Films

As mentioned, with all the award ceremonies taking place, the best way to pass an evening is at the cinema in front of the latest blockbuster/award winning motion picture. This year’s big successes include 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity and so on. The list is endless. January is definitely the best time of year to hit the cinema.

Summer is Almost Here

If none of the above quite fit your fancy, you can sleep happy with the fact that summer is getting closer every day!

Let me know your favourite way to beat the January Blues.