Happy January, guys! We hope your 2013 is going fantastically thus far. Here's our list of 10 suggestions for the month - hope you enjoy :-)
1. Celebrate New Year's Day
Embrace 2013 with gusto by braving the elements, whether you go for a bracing Polar Bear Swim or a cobweb-clearing winter walk.
2. Make a List of New Year's Resolutions
Yes, it's a cliche, but there is something so satisfying about starting off the New Year afresh with a batch of resolutions. (And, even if you've already fallen off the wagon, you can always "re-start" them on Chinese New Year in February ;-)
3. De-Christmas the House
There's nothing so depressing as seeing remnants of Christmas well into January, so make sure that every last strand of tinsel and chocolate santa is well and truly gone so you can move on with 2013.
4. Clean Out Your Fridge
On a similar note, now's the time to thoroughly clean out your fridge and toss out anything with a 2012 expiry date (because eating food that went off last year sure ain't good).
5. Take Up a Hobby
January is apparently National Hobby Month, so why not try your hand at something you've always had an interest in? Now's the time!
6. Have a Duvet Day
Whether you have a legitimate reason (ie. the flu!) or not, everyone deserves a Duvet Day at some point in January. A Duvet Day, for the uninitiated, is a day in which you pretty much stay in bed all day, armed with a stack of books, magazines, DVDs, snacks, etc, etc. The perfect way to while away a dreary winter's day!
7. Watch the Golden Globes
Sunday the 13th was the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards; we hope you enjoyed the 3+ hours of escapism!
8. Watch the Presidential Inauguration
Tune in to see Obama's second inauguration on the 21st - those Americans sure know how to put on a show!
9. Observe National Compliment Day
Were you aware that there's such a thing as National Compliment Day, and that this year it's celebrated on the 24th of January? Nope, neither were we til now, but it's a holiday we can get behind. Brighten your day and others' by dishing out compliments to all you meet.
10. Celebrate Australia Day
Why the hell not?! Even if, like us, you have absolutely zero connection with the Land Down Under, you can still pay a subtle nod to the day (26th January) by watching Summer Heights High...or listening to Kylie Minogue...or eating a Vegemite sandwich. You get the idea!