I can understand why people hate January. It’s cold and grey, the holidays are long gone and summer feels like a lifetime away. Most people are feeling the pinch after Christmas and are tired/run-down from the festivities.
Normally, I’m one of those people. But this year, I’ve decided to embrace January rather than hate it. As you might have read from a previous post, I’m heading into 2017 with a positive attitude so why not practice what I preach and start from January?
Rather than thinking that January is all doom and gloom, I’m concentrating on the good things instead. E.g. a bright year ahead, full of hope and prosperity! I’m hoping for an amazing year so getting January off to a decent start is filling me with excitement.
Okay, there might not be much going on right now but the fact that it’s a quiet month gives me the opportunity to focus on work. It also gives me a chance catch up on sleep, curl up with a book and generally take care of myself.
And it’s been great so far. I’ve had a clearer head when it comes to blogging, face masks galore, lots of early nights (with new pyjamas!) and got back into reading again. I’ve also been making the gym a major priority and going at least 3-4 times a week. Not to lose weight but to make me feel good.
For the first time in ages, I’ve felt a bit more in control. Since there’s not much going on, I can give my attention to things I’ve put on the back burner recently. Like early nights and getting those workouts in before 9am. Before this month, it had been a long time since I’ve had energy!
January, you’ve been fabulous to me. I hope the rest of 2017 follows suit. How has your month been? Anyone else found January bearable this year?