Singing the January Blues?

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The sparkle of the holidays are over. It’s still cold outside and now we have to get up, work and send the kids back to school. Many people find themselves unmotivated, sad and lonely post-holiday, but that doesn’t mean that you have to succumb to the holiday blues! Here’s to a cheery start to 2015!
Clean up your ‘space’.
Reorganizing after the chaos of the holidays is a great place to start. Whether it’s your office, the kids playroom or the kitchen, spend time to reorganize, clean and redecorate. Embrace the New Year by refreshing your home and space!
Take time to reset.
Look around you and see what needs to be done. Do you need to start a new, 2015 section in your filing cabinet? Is it time to re-do the guest bedroom after talking about it for years? In your freshly cleaned space, sit down, write a list of what you want to do and daily and weekly goals to get you there. Having goals brighten our mood and give a sense of purpose.
Reconnect with family and friends.
After a month surrounded by your closest family and friends, it’s hard being by yourself while your kids are at school – especially if you’re a stay-at-home mom. If you miss your family, pick up the phone and give them a call! Or gather a small group of friends (or just a friend) to grab coffee or beer to reconnect.
Spend some time outside.
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is common in the dark winter months. Just a few minutes in the fresh air and sun help uplift your mood and improve your happiness. Make it a joint effort by calling a friend and going for a brisk walk around the neighborhood!
Plan a simple family outing.
Are your kids mopey too? Sitting in front of the TV or their computer will only encourage their blues. Check out a local hike, go bowling or hit up the ski slopes! Give them (and yourself) something fun to look forward to.