Today is my first day back at work after the Christmas break, and I always find it difficult to get back in to the routine of normal after Christmas, I find January a hard month, it’s so cold and dark and we have put away the glitter of Christmas. In order to help me deal with what I know will be a difficult time I have certain coping strategies, one of which is to give myself things to look forward too, only small things and never many days away just so that there is something nice on the horizon.
Like today for example, I have made myself an extra nice lunch, nothing too extravagant just something a bit out of the ordinary, something which when I am flagging about 10 am I can think… ohhhh lunch soon. I also have several nice days out planned with Boo for this week, one of which is a walk to our local park, which will be on whichever none work day has the nicest weather, again it’s something simple (and free) but it really gives the day/week a positive edge! I know how much Boo loves the park and the outdoors, and her smiles, laugh and evident delight are infectious!
Boo and these little things really help me stay positive until the days get longer and everything feels more uplifting.