Today is Blue Monday, and it’s officially the most depressing day of the year. On the plus side, it’s unseasonably warm out and we’re not buried in snow (did I just jinx it?), so it definitely could be much, much worse. Still, all the work I’ve been avoiding over Christmas is now catching up to me and I can only imagine I’m not alone trying to cram weeks worth of work into a couple of days. And I just ran out of coffee. Yep, this is shaping up to be a great day…
Here’s a list of things you can spend your time and money on to make it through today and the rest of January feeling just a little bit happier, and maybe even kind of sassy. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy coffee and a Netflix subscription.
And now…the list!
A NEW LIPSTICK
It doesn’t even have to be an expensive one. Buying a new lipstick always, always makes me feel just a tiny bit happier. Buy the bold, daring lipstick you know you’ll never wear, but that will make you inexplicably happy anyway.
A QUICK & AFFORDABLE SPA TREATMENT
For a quick after-work pick-me-up, you can get a 30-minute treatment for just $35 at the Clarins Open Spa. There are four skincare experiences to choose from – “Bye Dry Skin”, “Youth Express”, “Ready to Glow” or “SOS Detox”. I attended the opening of the spa, but unfortunately had to leave before I got to try it. I’m thinking of booking myself a “Ready to Glow” treatment as soon as I’ve managed to catch up with all the post-holiday work that’s waiting for me.
|photo via Clarins|
A REALLY GOOD CUP OF COFFEE
A really good cup of coffee always lifts my spirits. If you can’t locate an indie coffee shop with Insta-worthy floors and beautiful latte art, try the new Cascara latte from Starbucks. I had it for the first time yesterday, and it’s seriously all kinds of yummy.
A CUTE NEW CANDLE
Pair it with a warm bath and a good book or an at-home mani. Even better – find a candle that smells good enough to eat.
A NETFLIX BINGE
Netflix binges are time-consuming, but they’re also the cure to everything, from heartbreak to illnesses, and it can only make your day better. I started A Series of Unfortunate Events over the weekend, and it’s so good.
Stray strong, Blue Monday is almost over and we’re already halfway through January!