25 ideas for January & February

If January and February are your favourite months of the year, you won’t need this post. But I’m sure isn’t just me who always hopes for March to roll around as quickly as possible. As much as I love December, January and February always feel a bit empty to me and the weather is definitely a contributing factor. This year January was filled with exams and I cannot tell you how happy I am that they are finally over. Now it’s time to go back to blogging and to all the other things that have come to a halt over the past three weeks. I often find it hard to motivate myself during the cold season and to fill my free time with anything other than Netflix and blogging – that’s why I decided to create a list of suggestions that can transform your January and February into two really fun months. So if you’re seeking inspiration, this post is for you.

  1. Plan a weekend trip. This could be a trip abroad or a trip to a city in your home country that you have never visited.
  2. Try a new sport. What about salsa dancing or kickboxing? The possibilities are endless.
  3. Buy weights and become your strongest self. There are plenty of fun workouts you can do at home.
  4. Make a list of blogger chats you’d like to try out and take part in at least one every week. This has been on my list for ages and I’m planning to make it happen this winter.
  5. Meditate. Practise mindfulness and start each day by allowing your mind to be free. Headspace is great place to start. #notsponsored
  6. Create a travel bucket list and actually figure out a way to tick off some places this year.
  7. Learn a new instrument. Play the guitar, take piano lessons or learn how to play the harp. So many possibilities.
  8. Host a tea tasting. And add biscuits.
  9. Find a new show on Netflix. If you have recommendations, please leave them below, I genuinely don’t know how to bridge the gap between finishing Gilmore Girls and the comeback of PLL.
  10. Make a new blogging schedule (and stick to it). Something that’s definitely on my list, please keep your fingers crossed.
  11. Take part in a reading challenge or just create your own one. Life is better if another world is waiting on your nightstand and I swear the amount I’m reading is positively correlated with how positive I’m feeling about life (looks like my research methods module is rubbing off on me).
  12. Try a new running route. It’s always fun to switch things up a bit and to take a different route when going for a run. There are so many areas to be explored.
  13. Speaking of exploring – create a list of places you’d like to see/visit in your city and make Saturdays your days of exploration.
  14. Buy a new healthy cookbook or just make your own. There are so many amazing ‘What I eat in a day’ videos on YouTube, if I tried out all the recipes I’d do nothing but cook until 2020.
  15. Look at the festival schedule for this summer and make some plans. I really want to go to a festival this year and I have officially run out of excuses for not making that happen.
  16. Redecorate your room. Can you think of a better way to start fresh? There are so many creative ways to transform your bedroom and yes, I am still dreaming of that tumblr room.
  17. Keep a diary. Keeping a diary is a great way of reflecting on your day, of keeping track of your progress and of letting go of thoughts that are troubling you. They say it helps to write down your thoughts and in my case I can only agree.
  18. Create an Etsy shop. Or just become an Etsy costumer and support local artists.
  19. Hit the (vintage) shops. January sales, do I need to say more?
  20. See all of your friends. Make time for your friends and reach out to friends you haven’t seen in a while. There is nothing better than reconnecting with old friends.
  21. Learn a new language.
  22. Or learn something else. There are so many interesting things I’d love to know more about but I never find the time. Why don’t you get a history app or read a magazine about art – or just visit a museum.
  23. Take pictures. Wander around and explore the world through a lens.
  24. Create a vision board. I have seen posts about vision boards floating around the internet, especially in the blogging community, and I absolutely love the idea.
  25. Create a personal wind-down routine. This gives you something to look forward to each day and having such a routine can also help with sleep problems. I recently took part in a sleep study and creating a wind-down routine for myself really helped me overcome my sleep problems.

Do you have any plans for the cold months? xx