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Little Things To Make January A Little Bit Better

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Here at CSC, we’re starting 2017 the right way by making little changes to our every day routines rather than committing to big, sweeping (often unrealistic and a bit daunting) resolutions.

We asked the team to tell us what little things they’ll be doing in January to make the dullest month of the year feel that little bit brighter and more manageable. From taking up new hobbies to planning ahead for the months to come, we hope they inspire you to make some little changes of your own.

Millie Baker, Creative Design Assistant:

“My January, other than coming down from Christmas and building up to Spring time, will be mostly staying in and relaxing with my boyfriend and dog in front of the fire, trying my hand at embroidery. It might also include baking lots (Baker by name…), practising calligraphy (attempting handmade wedding invitations) or planning my 30th USA road trip this summer but it certainly won’t be busy. It will be a fire warmed, nap fuelled, dog walking and a hobby filled January.”

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Jacqueline Halpin, Sales Account Manager:

“This month I am investing in some new skincare treats from Liz Earle to liven up my skin. Our skin is an organ after all, time to look after it.”

Alexandra Wood, Product Developer:

“I am currently trying to learn new things, like calligraphy and embroidery, as my wedding day is now soon approaching (YAY!!!) so want to be able to do some DIY bits myself to make the day extra special. Also, hobbies like embroidery are great for relaxing and clearing the head, which I am sure I will need to do on the run up to the big day. I don’t have any photos of my work (yet..), but there is a great embroidery Instagram I have just started following 

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Bruno Chan, Ecommerce Manager:

“Little things definitely make January a little bit better. So this month, I’ll be brave and venture out of my comfort zone and learn to relax amongst strangers by attending Buddhist meditation classes.”

Sarah Brand, Content Editor:

“Even if you try to hide from the January Blues, they always find a way of sneaking up on you. I’m trying to book as many gigs/trips and things to look forward to over the next few months to give me something to focus on. I’m also trying to switch off more – from leaving my phone charging in another room to going for a walk on my lunch break. It’s important to give your brain a little break I think.”

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Emma Richman, Press Officer:

“Save more. Read more. Stress less.”

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Ella Mckernan, Social Media and PR Intern:

“This year I gave myself a New Year’s Resolution: stop wearing so much black. I have always gravitated towards black. You can’t go wrong with a little black dress, or black jeans. However, this year I want to play it less safe and leave my 50 shades of black wardrobe behind me. Therefore, this January I am determined to beat those January blues by incorporating some colour. Because who can be sad when they are wearing a bright yellow coat, a scarlet scarf, or a pair of bright blue loafers? –  perhaps not together… baby steps!”

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 Jo Lawrence, Finance 

“Cuddles with my bear and sneaky weekend away with my best friend on the Suffolk coast.”

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Nicola Davy, Head of Brand Communications:

“If summer is for long, lazy evenings in the pub or by the river and Christmas is for going to parties with your friends then January, for me, is a time for hibernating. It’s always colder and greyer than December and the warmth of my flat is that bit more appealing than any other time.  This January I will be spending time indoors reading articles on my favourite blogs and websites, listening to recommended podcasts and catching up on all the trend forecasts for the year, getting inspired and motivated for the year ahead.  And while I’m there, I’ll also spend some time on the sofa binge watching The Affair and taking time out with my mindfulness colouring books!”

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Greta Diciunaite,  Junior Graphic Designer Intern:

“I used to do linocuts more than 10 years ago in art school and this year I somehow remembered it. I went went a bit crazy and bought everything for tiny home print studio, so on the rainy evenings I’m making linocuts from now on (well, I’ve done just two but I have whole year ahead…).”

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