January kind of sucks to be honest. I know it is not cool to say that but it does. It is dark and cold and people are ill with various bugs and viruses. For my part, I am finding myself somewhat unexpectedly moving home at the end of the month, I have had a recurrence of my psoriasis and have had a lingering cough since I had the Aussie Flu last month.
This is not my favourite combination of things as I am sure you can guess but here are three things I am doing to try to make the month better.
- Get out in the daylight while you can.
For me, this involves going for walks on my lunch breaks every day, even on the grey days. The sun is in short supply but I fully intend to catch as much of it as I can while I can. I also make sure I am out and about on the weekends a little bit rather than hibernating in my room. This is easier as all my books are packed now (sob!) and most of my clothes so there is very little to do in my room.
- See friends/loved ones
I know the urge to see no one is strong in January but try to make time to see one or two loved ones. On Friday two good friends came around to my flat to help me pack and eat pizza. Seeing people does not need to be an expensive habit or something that takes you too far out of your comfort zone, but it is beneficial to your health and wellbeing.
- Drink water
In January it is easy to get dehydrated because of heating and cold and what not. Coffee and tea might be more comforting on a cold day but make sure you get some water too. This will help with staving off the bugs and viruses doing the rounds and for me should help with my psoriasis too.
How do you make January work for you? Do you agree that February is the Tuesday of months (I am not a fan of Tuesdays)?