How To Manage The Lull Between Christmas & New Year

All that build-up to the 25th December, gone in a flash and then begins the lull between Christmas and New Year. You know what I mean, that period of days when you don't know what day it actually is, where you cannot be bothered to do even the simplest of tasks and you just laze around in front of the TV. The lull between Christmas and New Year can be a lazy period, even if it is only for a short period of time. 


It can be really difficult to get motivated to do anything during this time. After all, I've eaten my body weight in chocolates, pigs in blankets and Quality Street chocolates. 

A woman holding a Christmas themed mug.

I want to make it my aim now to not be drawn into the false sense of security of sitting on my arse for five days doing naff all. I want to make sure that I start my January on a high and not worry about leaving the tasks to do until after the New Year. For me, there's nothing worse than leaving all of those important jobs on the to-do list until January. 


So, I've been racking my brain as to deciding the sorts of tasks I should be doing during the lull between Christmas and New Year, and these are the ideas I have come up with:

1) Having a declutter of literally everything

Yep, go for it guys. Declutter your arse off. Whether that be your clothes, the old junk in your attic or the spare room, have a mahoosive sort out and either donate it to your local charity shops or even upcycle it. 

2) Fit in the self-care that's been forgotten about 

Self-care generally gets put to the side before Christmas as there's so much on my mind to remember. That'll be a great opportunity for me and for you to practice that much needed and forgotten about self-care. 

A woman holding a Christmas themed mug.

3) Write your goals for the New Year

It's the new year soon, get those New Year goals written down. They don't just have to be long-term goals, short-term goals are always a good place to start. Setting goals for the upcoming New Year can definitely get you feeling motivated for January!

4) Make plans with family & friends

Not fancying spending the lull behind closed doors? Make plans with family & friends, even if it's something as simple as a games night. It's something to look forward to and will get me and you out of that rut!

5) Increase exercise

I always feel better after completing a workout, during this lull, it'll be a good time to try and increase my level of activity and try new workouts etc. Something to take into the New Year also!

A woman holding a Christmas themed mug.

6) Nap

If all else fails. nap. Nap until New Year's Eve if you need to. 


I hope this post has given you some ideas of how to manage the lull between Christmas and New Year!
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  1. I've tried to be productive. I've got my goals list sorted and got a ton of things to declutter - plus all the naps!

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    1. You sound like you got yourself all ready for 2022 Alice!

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  2. im loving this list and you motivated me to update my 2022 to do list <3

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    1. I'm glad I've given you motivation to do that!

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  3. I'm just using this time to get myself sorted and ready to start a fresh next year! I want to try and get ahead with some blogging things so I can work on some new projects in January :)

    Corinne x

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    1. It sounds like you're using your time wisely before the start of the New Year, I'm looking forward to seeing what your new projects are in the new year! x

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  4. These are great ideas. I'd love to nap until new year but sadly I'm still working. I am trying to declutter every inch of my home though.

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    1. Oh I know the feeling Kelly, I'll be working too and I wish I could just nap all day instead!

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  5. Love the last one. Haha! I'm definitely feeling the lull at the moment, but I'm just going with it until January. I'm definitely spending a bit more time on myself at the moment. Indulging in a sofa nap with the girls and having extra long bubble baths. I'll be back fighting fit in Jan! Haha.

    Claire.x
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely better to just ride it out isn't it Claire?! Extra long bubble baths are the one! x

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  6. We have been doing a lot of walking, catching up with self care and eating! If all else fails, we have also been napping the days away. It's a great excuse to recharge in my opinion!

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    1. I love that you've been doing so many things! I agree, this time of year is a good excuse to recharge after a long year!

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  7. I've been decluttering so much these last few days! It's been really nice making space for new things in the New Year. Thanks for sharing these tips, I'll have to make time for a nap soon! Happy Holidays and all the best in 2022!

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    1. It's always good to make some space for the new year ahead!
      Happy New Year to you too and all the best for 2022!

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  8. I've been potty-training a 3-year-old for the past 2 days so not much else has been accomplished, lol. My goals were far loftier for this week than they should have been. I have been napping when he naps, though. I've mastered that one, haha!

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    1. Oh I hope all is going well with the potty-training Heidi!
      I'm glad you're getting the naps in lovely!

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  9. Self care is so important in the lull between Christmas and New Year!

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  10. Decluttering and writing goals are great ideas! :)

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    1. A good declutter and making goals is well-needed before the end of the year!

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  11. Haha it's such a weird time of year, right?! Funnily enough, I've been jotting down my 2022 goals just moments ago - great timing! I love your fluffy slippers :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. It really is a strange time of year!
      That's such a coincidence!
      They're from Boux Avenue lovely and they're so soft! x

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  12. Thanks Lucy.

    I love reading your blog. Your blog post is unique and adds insight for me. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful tips! Yes to self-care and napping. It's nice to enjoy this quite time now between Christmas and new year. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy 2022!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. It is so good to be able to enjoy this time of year!
      I hope you have an amazing 2022 also! xx

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  14. It's such a weird time as you're not celebrating Christmas anymore, but some people are still off work haha :) thanks for sharing these tips Lucy, decluttering after Christmas is a must x

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    1. Yeah it's a weird tie for everybody as some are still working and some are still off work! x

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  15. COVID hit our home in the lull between Christmas & New Year so I had no choice but to embrace the days in, movies and endless food. It was nice to sit and be still. I worked for a few days from home and enjoyed having the breaks both ends. I am happy to be back in a solid routine now tho!
    Rosie

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    1. Oh no! I hope you are all doing ok Rosie!
      I'm glad you just took it easy by watching movies and eating lots!

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  16. Nap and self care is what I spent my time doing! I loved it x

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  17. This is SO helpful that time between holidays feel so odd and I always struggle to make it effective. This year as we moved in early December I was a busy bee fluttering around unpacking the whole time - but these tips are going to helpful next year for sure.

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    1. I hope the house move went well Alex, I can imagine that would have kept you busy!

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  18. I almost feel like I'm still in that lull! Suddenly uni is super intense again so I'm trying my best to get back into a routine. I definitely want to do some decluttering & have to remember to do self-care too :) x

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    1. I hope you manage to get back into your routine! x

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  19. I was so ready to get back into a routine after that weird lull, but I did find time to have a big declutter so that felt good!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you found the time to have a declutter Amy! x

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  20. These are some really great suggestions of things to do before Christmas and New Year. I miss the Christmas festivities ha ha! Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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  21. This is a fun one to read!

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