Be Happy!


Been feeling the January Blues this month? You're not alone. The less than appealing weather, the freezing temperatures and the constant darkness can really turn your mood upside down, and it's completely understandable! I've been feeling it to, but I have been doing little things to perk me up a bit and thought I'd share a few with you.

♥ Pamper Yourself

Something I've been doing a lot more often is treating myself to a bit of a pamper. Light a couple of your favourite candles, hop in the bath with your best bubble bath (or similar) and indulge in your most luxurious products. It really does make all the difference. Finish off with a rich body lotion.

Feel Good Films

Gather up your most-loved movies and have a date with yourself (or plus one!) Throw a duvet, some snacks and a cuppa into the equation and a perfect night in lies ahead. 

♥ Read a Book

I'm guilty of letting reading take a backseat due to "lack of time," but during 2012 I started picking up books a lot more and started exploring fiction again. I'm loving the dystopian genre at the minute, including series such as The Hunger Games, Delirium and Unwind.

♥ Try Something New

From photography to knitting to a new TV show to new food, why not pick up a new hobby? I've been really enjoying picking up my camera and playing with the settings a bit more. In terms of TV, if fairytales are your thing I highly suggest you check out Once Upon A Time (addicted!)

Memory Lane

Have a sift through old photos, whether they're from two years ago or twenty years ago. If you fancy getting creative, make up a scrapbook.

These are only minor little tasks but I thought I'd jot them down. What are your tips for cheering yourself up?

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  1. These are some lovely ideas :) I'm hoping to pick up gardening when Spring rolls in!

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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    1. Sounds fab! Not ideal for this weather though haha! x

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  2. Aww this is the cutest post, it actually made me feel all happy inside. If I ever want cheering up, a cuddle with the ratties always helps too :)

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    1. I knew I'd forgot to put something on there, I was going to list "pet cuddles" :) Quite difficult though with my two hyperactive girls!

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  3. This post is so sweet – and the perfect pick-me-up for a dreary January day! Lovely writeup.

    xoxo, Meera | www.momentswithmeera.com

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  4. I've been into so much books and movies lately. Will try to pamper my self soon though. :)

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    1. Me too, I've found so many gems recently!

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  5. Wise, wise words! I've got back into reading and snuggling up with a dvd... might aswell treat the freezing cold weather as an excuse to hibernate!
    Kaz x

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    1. I'm with you on that one haha! x

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  6. Tonight has been a pampering session, hopefully it'll do me some good! Great post x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely, hope you enjoyed your pampering session! x

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  7. Lovely post :) I agree with everything especially pampering and reading! Always cheers me up :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Definitely, can't beat a good book! x

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  8. Loved this post! The pampering one is one I need to pay attention too - I have so many lovely products that I adore and spent my money on from body butters to nail polishes yet I let myself ignore them and feel rubbish instead!

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    1. I do exactly the same! Need to get them all used up because I have far too many!

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  9. Great post for January, we can all get a little down in this dreadful month and the only thing that has gotten me through it is knowing I'm going to see the BF in february - one more week!

    Looking back on memories is definitely a good one, as well as pampering... we all need a me day every now and then.

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. Definitely! I actually thought January was such a long month, I'm so glad it's over now!

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  10. Lovely post, I've definitely been feeling the January blues recently :( I've been pampering myself most evenings to try and distract me from the horrible weather outside! X

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    1. That's what I've been doing, I'm sick of the dark nights and mornings! x

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