Our Top 10 Picks for January

Tia Sinden
By Tia Sinden,
updated on Dec 17, 2019

Our Top 10 Picks for January

Feel inspired as we enter the new year, with a spectacular parade to welcome in 2020, the podcast helping you achieve your goals in just one hour, and the group making exercise accessible

1. Page-turners

How to Be a Mindful Drinker

Whether you want to cut down on drinking, take a break, or quit altogether, How to Be a Mindful Drinker will help you become more aware of how your body and mind are affected by alcohol. With tools to help you track your progress, this book will help you live the life you want and put alcohol in its place. Cheers to that!

Out 26 December, DK, £8.99.

2. Out and about

London’s New Year’s Day Parade

Cheer in the new year with this spectacular parade along the streets of London’s West End! Enjoy the celebrations with dancers, acrobats, and marching bands, while huge balloons and confetti fill the sky. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch on TV so you don’t miss out on the fun.

Wednesday 1 January 2020, for more information visit

Giant Balloon at London New Year's Day Parade

London Parade:

3. Put on a show

Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival

Light up the dark January evenings with the award-winning Winter Lights at Canary Wharf. The festival will showcase light art by artists across the globe, including pieces which can be admired from afar, and ones you can get involved and interact with.

Thursday 16 to Saturday 25 January 2020. To find out more, head to

4. Plugged-in

Caroline Kelso Zook

Caroline is an artist and business coach, brightening up the internet with her colourful illustrations and uplifting quotes. Follow her for regular reminders to celebrate your achievements and believe in yourself.

Follow @ckelso on Instagram.

5. Tech Tip-Offs


Free up your mental space by getting tasks out of your head and on to your to-do list. You can sync Todoist with your calendar to remember important dates, prioritise tasks, and track your progress. You can even keep track of your New Year’s resolutions!

Download from the App Store and Google Play, find out more at

6. Lend us your ears

‘Power Hour’

Hosted by international speaker Adrienne Herbert, ‘Power Hour’ is a weekly podcast that will motivate you to pursue your passions. Each week, Adrienne talks to guests such as Callie Thorpe and Lauren Mahon about their rules to live by. It’s all about taking just one hour every day to help you improve your life.

Visit for more. Listen to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify.

7. Square eyes

Doctor Who

Our favourite time traveller is returning for series 12! With Jodie Whittaker returning as the Doctor, the new series is bound to be packed full of adventures across space and time. Filled with laughs, it’s one for the whole family to enjoy.

Coming to BBC One 1 January 2020.

Doctor Who series 11 cast members standing in front of the tardis

Doctor Who:

8. The conversation

Dry January

Going alcohol-free for just one month can have great benefits for both your physical and mental health. Brought to you by Alcohol Change, the charity raising awareness of the harm alcohol can cause, Dry January isn’t about giving up drinking altogether, but simply resetting your relationship with alcohol to make healthier habits.

January 2020, find out more at

9. Get going

Run Talk Run

Do you want to be more active in 2020? Making space in your weekly routine for exercise can be a great way to help you stick to this goal. Run Talk Run is a global running community, with weekly groups who meet for a 5k jog and chat, making mental health support and exercise more accessible and less intimidating.

Find out more at

10. Treat yourself

The Happiness Planner

If there’s one goal we should all have for the new year, it’s to make our mental health a priority. Self-care can often fall by the wayside, and a journal can be a great way to keep you on track. The 52-Week Happiness Planner is full of uplifting quotes, mindfulness activities, and organisational extras, to help you start the new year on a high.

£36, visit for more.

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