That is the word that sums up how you feel when you open your eyes on the morning of 1st January.
Your hair smells of the night before and there is a weird kebab/ beer taste lingering in your mouth.
If you aren’t careful, it’s easy to continue down this slippery slope leading to a January of gloom. So, to make sure that doesn’t happen follow our advice and get your January back on track!
- First things first; have a shower, a cold one if you can stand it – use all those new smellies you got for Christmas and wash the remnants of 2015 down the plug hole.
- Bag up and declutter. Your home needs to be reclaimed. It’s sinking under the weight of new Christmas things piled up in corners and on stools and it’s time to get rid of the old to make way for the new. Go through your cupboards and drawers and remove all clothes you don’t wear any more, maybe it’s time to get rid of your VHS collection now too as you haven’t owned a video player for the last 6 years… Starting the year with neatly arranged cupboards and no clutter feels great. Trust us.
- Get organised and plan ahead. Plan a few nights out with friends and put them in the diary. That way, you’ll have something to look forward to and the time will fly by.
- Buy some new work clothes in the sales. Going back to work after the Christmas break feels awful, everything seems grey and dull so a few new garms will perk things up a little!
- Start a new hobby. There are so many weird and wonderful things to do in Cornwall, the difficult thing will be choosing just one!!
- Join something. Whether you are part of a running group training for a charity run or a community project planning their next fundraising event, that ‘feel good feeling’ you’ll get from doing something nice will ward off those January Blues and charity groups will benefit from your time and effort. Everyone’s a winner. Our Sally is currently in training for a Sahara Desert Trek for Cornwall Hospice Care! https://www.justgiving.com/Sally-Pickles1
- Learn to play an instrument. You might be short of cash after December so going out isn’t at the top of your to do list. Therefore, we suggest you stay in on a weekend, dig out that guitar you made your parents buy you when you were going through your Green Day phase and get practising those chords. (JAM NIGHT NO LONGER ON AT THE BOWGIE)
- Make dieting fun. Everyone punishes themselves with a diet in January but it doesn’t have to be miserable. The Bowgie Inn do fantabulous salads that fill you up for way less calories than a bowl of chips and they are way more interesting than that cucumber pitta bread you have made. Think 12” stacked platters served high and proud!
- Get started on a decorating project – all you need is a little imagination, some paint and a brush…off you go! We recommend PINK!
- Read a difficult book. There are so many must-read literary classics that we’ve never read. Every now and then, one pops up in conversation and we nod along pretending we understand but the reality is this; we haven’t read 1984, Catch 22 or anything by Charles Dickens. This January, we will change all that by reading something clever. We can’t wait for all the intelligent conversations that will inevitably ensue.
So there you have it!
Ways to make your January not be rubbish.
Happy January people!