4 things in January that made me happy

January can be a really tough month. Money is tight after Christmas, all the bills seems to arrive altogether, payday takes forever to arrive and generally moods can be low.

Yep it can seem like January is the worst month yet even in the thick of it, there is always something that can make you happy!

I think it’s important to find things what make you happy, it is far too easy to only see the negatives which does nothing to keep a healthy mindset.

1.I have spent quite some time this month working ‘me’ out. I have started swimming lessons to beat my fear of water. You can read about it here.

2.We as a family went to see Horrible Histories – Awful Egyptians live on stage. I wasn’t sure what to expect but we all really enjoyed it. The second part was even in 3D!

3.As much as I hate the cold it snowed! Finally those beautiful white flurries of snow came down and greeted us. Not for long as in Surrey/London borders snow doesn’t last long but it was nice to see it while it was here.

4.I have found my passion for reading again. I’m not sure why I stopped to be honest. I think I just became too busy in my head to think about taking time out for me and what I enjoy.

So, what made you happy in January? I would love to know!



  1. February 1, 2019 / 2:50 pm

    We have enjoyed my son’s birthday this month. He said it was his best birthday ever, even though we kept it simple.

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 1:08 pm

      How lovely! Sometimes simple is the best πŸ™‚

  2. February 1, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    January has been a fairly quiet month for us. I have been working a lot plus we did go to Mexico over Christmas so I can’t complain.

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      Oh wow Mexico! Hope you had a wonderful time there πŸ™‚

  3. February 1, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    January is a tough month but you’ve got me thinking now about the things I enjoyed about it. I’m jealous that you got snow, it’s only thinking about snowing here. You’re post is very positive and has me being a bit more thankful about my own long January x

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      Oh i am glad my post has you thinking slightly differently about how you saw January. There is always something to be thankful for πŸ™‚

  4. February 2, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    January dragged a little bit for me , it was good to see some snow falling on the end of it tho πŸ™‚

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 1:05 pm

      January does seem like a long month doesn’t it. I hope the snow made up for it though πŸ™‚

  5. February 2, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    January was far too long! Usually, months go by so quickly! We agreed to start making plans for a house extension which is super exciting for us, so that made up for the hard Jan!

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      Oh a house extension! That is exciting news!

  6. Melanie
    February 2, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    Love this post. We have had the snow too, always nice to see even in January xx

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you. Yes snow is so much fun!

  7. February 3, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    I must admit snow did make me happy that I could get a snow day but not so much when driving for long periods

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 7:54 pm

      Oh did you get a snow day! Lucky you! No driving in it isn’t nice.

  8. February 3, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    The snow days certainly made me happy! I’m on the surrey/Hampshire border so we had a little flurry too.

    • Rach
      February 3, 2019 / 7:55 pm

      Snow makes so many people happy! Glad you got a flurry too πŸ™‚

  9. February 3, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Well done on the swimming lessons, that’s such a big step. I need to find my passion again for reading. I don’t do it enough and I used to love it

    • Rach
      February 8, 2019 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you! I love reading, i hope you find your passion again for it πŸ™‚

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