I really wasn't looking forward to January 2021. January is never a good month for me. The fun and friendliness of Christmas is over and spring still feels a long way off. Most years I book a bargain break in February to give myself something to look forward to but that wasn't an option this year.
But I knew January was coming so I planned for it. I cooked lots of lovely food and froze it to avoid that vicious cycle of not feeling like cooking and then eating rubbish food so I feel even worse. I invested in a daylight lamp to minimise the risk of SAD.
And January was good. I really enjoyed the food I had prepared. I enjoyed the walking. I enjoyed seeing friends on zoom or just talking to them on the phone. I planned lovely things to do when I can go out. I appreciated my home. I've helped lead worship on-line. I've been very grateful to all the people who have helped me stay safe. I've done several on-line craft courses.
And I have been happy. Who would have thought that January 2021 would be my happiest January in years?