We can sometimes go through life working hard and putting others first, but have you ever thought about focusing on yourself without feeling guilty about it? Christmas is such an exciting yet fast paced time of the year, so it is no surprise that once January hits – so do the January blues. If you feel like you’ve over-indulged in chocolate, spent too much money on festive cocktails or find your skin breaking out from the change in weather, this indicates a time for a pick me up.
We all deserve to gift ourselves now and again in order to increase our happiness and energy, gifting loved ones is a great thing to do but now you should focus on you.
Well luckily for you, the experts at Veritas Gifts have listed 7 ways you can treat yourself and enjoy some me time because you truly deserve it.
- Book a day off work
When we book days off work, they always seem to be in favour of an activity or holiday that you’ve planned but have you ever booked a day off for no reason at all? Well, this is the time! Dedicate your day off to doing things you love, sleep in, watch your favourite movies, make your favourite snacks and all in your own time! You will feel rejuvenated and happy and it will make the month go much quicker.
- Plan a holiday
When you’re planning a getaway it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but it gives you something to look forward to and fills you with purpose and excitement. January is a great time to book flights and hotels as the sales are in full swing so get yourself dreaming of a tropical paradise and swap the grey skies for sun drenched blue skies alongside a brand-new adventure.
- A subscription service
Add an element of surprise into your life by signing up to a weekly or monthly subscription service. There are many things you can enjoy such as flower deliveries, beauty boxes, alcohol boxes, sock boxes and also pasta boxes! Pick something you know you will enjoy and let every week or month feel like your birthday as you are delivered your favourite treats handpicked by specialists who know your taste.
- A pamper day
If your skin and body needs some TLC then it is only right to unwind and relax. Treat yourself to a day of pampering either at a spa or set the scene in your own bathroom, candles, warm bath and face masks can be the relaxing setting you need. If you don’t feel like heading to the spa but you need a massage then you can order a mobile masseuse to your house on apps like Blow LTD and enjoy the massage in your home comforts!
- Spend time with animals
If you have a love for animals, you should set aside some time to spend with them as it has proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Whether you have your own pet or petting animals at the local zoo, this is a great way to focus on the happiness in your life and also make them feel loved back!
- Join a dance class
If you find yourself looking for a new hobby come the new year and you wish to stay active you should join a dance class. Local community centers and gym have brand new schedules from January so you can join a class with beginners on the same level as you. This is a great pick me up as you can discover a new hobby, make friends and feel proud that you’ve achieved something new this year by stimulating your brain.
- Buy a staple item
If you’ve had your eye on a new watch or bag but have been steering yourself away, buy it! The start of the year is a perfect time to indulge into a dream item as you have been treating others during the festive period! If your item is holding a designer label just ensure you purchase it at a well-known shop and that the item is authentic, the last thing you need is find out that you’ve wasted your money on a knock off item.