January can be dull. You've made it through Christmas and New Year's Eve, and now you're left with barren trees and cold weather. It can definitely put a damper on our moods and make for an even longer winter. Although winter can be drab, there are many ways to spice it up and keep yourself from getting in that January slump. Here are some ideas:
1. Make a new recipe
Whether it's a dessert or dinner recipe, try finding something new to cook or bake. You never know, you might end up loving it.
2. Warm Drinks
Hot cocoa always seems to brighten up a cold winter day. If you're down in the dumps or just feeling meh, try a hot cocoa, warm tea, or some savory coffee.
3. Read a bestseller
A new book can make a huge difference in your day. Reading can take you on so many different adventures with witty characters and is a great time consumer. Don't be afraid to pick up a book and get immersed.
4. Take a road trip
It doesn't have to be far or expensive; just get in a car, grab some friends, and drive anywhere the road can take you.
5. Pick up a new hobby
Okay, it doesn't have to be as intense as piano, but just try to pick something new to work on. It could be music, knitting, sports, or anything else you want to put your mind to.
Grab some brushes and get painting. If painting isn't for you, maybe grab some new pencils and a sketchbook. Crafting can be very relaxing and fun!
7. Get your work out on!
It's good for the mind and body. Put some tennis shoes on and go hit the gym. (It's probably your new year's resolution, anyways.)
Don't let the grey skies and freezing weather keep you inside with nothing to do. Pick something and just go for it!