10 new things to try in January to benefit your wellbeing

Lauren Bromley-Bird
By Lauren Bromley-Bird,
updated on Dec 29, 2023

10 new things to try in January to benefit your wellbeing

From a twilight adventure to a nostalgic exercise, check out this month’s revitalising recommendations for your wellbeing

1. Page-turners

The Brain Fitness Puzzle Book: A Full Mental Workout with over 80 Puzzles by Dr Gareth Moore and Helena M Gellersen

Renowned puzzle author Dr Gareth Moore, and esteemed expert in memory research Helena M Gellersen, are on a quest to help improve your memory, enhance your problem-solving skills, and unlock your potential with their ultimate book of puzzles.

(Out now, Michael O’Mara Books Ltd)

2. Out and about

Go on a moonlit walk

A moonlit stroll is no ordinary walk, it’s a magical gateway that allows us to see the world from a fresh perspective, and reflect on the beauty of nightfall. Not forgetting, it’s a chance for us to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating nocturnal creatures that only come out and about at night. Keep safety in mind by taking a torch and reflection clothing with you!

3. Act of kindness

Ditch the disposable cups

Let’s brew up some kindness for our planet, and join Starbucks in its mission to reduce single-use waste. Ditch disposable cups, and swap them for Starbucks’ reusable cups. For every drink purchase in a reusable cup, get 25p off, saving you money while making a difference.


(Head to your local Starbucks to find out more)

4. Lend us your ears

‘They Don’t Teach This at School’ with Myleene Klass

‘They don’t teach this at school’ is a saying we’ve heard for too long, but changing the tide on this is Smooth Radio presenter and musician Myleene Klass. In her podcast, she interviews well-known guests to talk about the tips and skills that helped them through everyday challenges.


(Available on all podcast platforms)

5. Plugged-In

Dose of Society

Looking for a daily dose of inspiration and positivity to grace your social media feed? Your search ends here! This incredible social platform sees people in the community being interviewed, sharing their heartfelt stories, sincere advice, and profound words of wisdom.

(Follow @doseofsociety on TikTok)

6. Lesson Learned

Sing your heart out

Did you know that singing could be key to better health? Whether you’re busting a tune on a long drive home, or you’re hitting the high-notes in the shower, research suggests that singing can help release our feel-good hormones, and improve our immune system. Let the power of singing bring you harmony.


7. Tech tip-offs

One Sec

How often do you find yourself scrolling through social media apps out of habit or boredom? Well, One Sec is here to help you break free from these patterns. This habit-changing app sends you pop-up notifications when you open your favourite apps to give you a chance to pause and think about whether you want to continue using them.

(Available on all platforms)

8. Get going

Skipping exercise

When you think of exercise, skipping might not be your first thought. But this nostalgic act is making a comeback into the world of adult fitness, for good reason! A skipping exercise is a simple and convenient way to get the benefits of a workout, while enhancing your cognitive function.


(Head to YouTube for skipping exercises)

9. Square eyes

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

You may have watched this charming film before, but we think it’s the perfect time of year to bring it back again. It’s a hand-drawn animated story about a boy setting off on a journey in search of his home, and finding friendship along the way, and we think you’ll love it.

(Available to watch on BBC iPlayer)

10. Treat yourself

“Balance” Wooden Stacking Stones

Embrace the meditative practice of stone balancing at home, in a way that doesn’t disturb natural habitats or wildlife. Simply balance one stone on top of the other, and let this pastime encourage you to slow down, and focus your attention. Once you’ve finished, display the beautifully crafted wooden pebbles in your home as minimalist decor.


(£25, boostology.co.uk)

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