January can be a funny time, the high of Christmas and New Year can result in the January blues. Partying and revelling can mean crashing with a bang in Jan. With every up must come a down.
I’ve never been a fan of January. Oh no, cold and dark and depressing, its my least favourite time of the year, however after living with depression and anxiety for some years now I have a few tricks up my sleeve, ways to make my life better in the middle of winter.
1/ Hygge is the scandi buzzword of the moment, to me it means looking after yourself, I’m a fan of Simplicity on a Sunday. On your day off do the things that make you happy and make you smile.
2/ Go for a walk, there’s nothing like walking by the beach or in the countryside to clear the mind and put you in a good mood.
3/ Light candles and fires. As soon as I come home on a night I light candles, it fills the air with beautiful aromas, at the moment I can’t get enough fig and musky smells.
4/ Put the music on and dance! Well you don’t have to dance but music uplifts the soul and can be the key for me to make a bad day good and a dark day bright.
5/ Cook! I love preparing and cooking food, I also love laying the table and making a celebration out of the dishes you create
Ok, that’s my top five, if I can add a PS I’d say have a bath with a herbal detox oil such as Olverum, which smells delicious and go to bed with a good book and freshly washed linen.
How do you Hygge?
Love DSB X