January is the month when my mental health is always at its worst. I feel lonely, cold, the weather is dismal, I have no money and I find it so hard to completely refresh as the New Year hits. But, I know there are things that I can do to help myself, even if they seem hard.
Christmas is a season of giving, and that's one of my favourite parts of it. Everyone seems so much kinder and more patient (although I'm sure if I spoke to someone who works in retail they'd dispute this, hehe), and I miss that when January hits. Doing a little bit extra to help people out during January is a fab way to extend that Christmas spirit. I've been donating unwanted good to charity shops and buying books from them too. Having a browse around charity shops is so nice in January when you don't have much money left. I simply couldn't afford to buy brand new books, and they make me so happy, so popping into a charity shop and picking a new-ish one up is something I love doing.