31 Things To Help You Deal With January

Suffering with FOGO? We've got you...

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It's cold, wet, dark and we're all a little bit broke - yes, party season is well and truely over. And FOGO (Fear of going out), well, that has fully arrived.

This time of year things can seem a little bleak. But don't you let those winter blues touch you - 2016 is arriving with a bang - we’ve made sure of it.

Here are 31 things, to get you through all 31 days of miserable January. And the best news? You don't have to leave the house for any of them.

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So turn the heating on, pull on some pyjamas, and join ELLE's #StayingInClub

+ 1 January +

Pick Up ELLE

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The new issue of ELLE UK hits newsstands. In her first intimate conversation with a British magazine, Kylie Jenner gets candid with ELLE about growing up as part of the most famous family in the world, how Justin Bieber helped her deal with trolls, her relationship with dad Caitlyn, and her plans to give up fame entirely. Plus fashion’s new season, the pieces to buy now, rebel hair cuts to suit everyone and so much more… Buy the issue now.

+ 2 January +

Channel Your Inner Child

Handstands have amazing benefits for our posture, strength and flexibility. Going upside down lets blood flow to the head and upper body, giving us renewed energy and a sense of calm. If you start Movement For Modern Life's 30-Day Handstand Challenge today by February you’ll be a pro. Smug-handstand-selfies are a must.

+ 3 January +

Turn On War And Peace

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Tune BBC iPlayer to this adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic novel staring Paul Dano, Lily James, and Gillian Anderson. (BBC One, 9pm)

+ 4 January +

Learn How To Edit A Magazine

‘What does it take to become the editor in chief of ELLE?’ ELLE's Editor in Chief Lorraine Candy chats with BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney, taking readers from her first job in media to her day-to-day at the world’s biggest fashion magazine in ELLE’s podcast She Said.

+ 5 January +

Embrace Your Inner Vicki Pollard And Invest In A Tracksuit

The #SS16 runway collection is accented by swinging tasselled pendants #PFW

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Chloe, Gucci, Bottega Veneta have all sent them down the catwalk so what more excuse do you need to look fashionable at home. 

+ 6 January +

Find Out If You Have Superwoman Syndrome

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Hours and hours of fun and all you need is your laptop/phone and the love of Beyoncé in your heart. Start with her performing Run The World at the Billboard Awards in 2011.

+ 11 January + 

Watch Making A Murderer on Netflix

A true crime documentary charting the systematic failures of the Manitowoc County police force and the trial of Steven Avery who is, or maybe isn't about to be wrongly accused for the second time… It's as good if not better than the first Serial because there's fascinating footage from inside the court and the interrogation rooms as well as documentary film of investigators discovering gripping new details in real time. Twelve hours of your life is about to disappear! 

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+ 12 January +

Organise Your Life

Japanese de-cluttering guru Marie Kondo brings us her new book Spark Joy, her second guidebook to tidying your life with examples of how to perfectly fold your clothes, organise your home, and how to say goodbye to anything that doesn’t, erm, 'spark joy'. 

+ 13 January +

Laugh At Literature

Read Book Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim by David Sedaris. We’ve never laughed at an author's writing as much as David Sedaris. Read this – a hilarious account of his family life growing up - first then subsequently devour everything he's written. 

+ 14 January +

Plan A Holiday

View from the elegant #Eastern&orientalhotel #georgetownpenang #malaysia by Travel & Lifestyle Director @swdtravel

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Scroll through ELLE’s new travel Instagram @ELLEExplore and plan for sunnier days.

+ 15 January +

Listen To The Sound Of 2016

Get geared up for the Grammys with nominated band, The Internet, spinoff of Odd Future and the talk of 2015, certain to be even bigger in 2016.

+ 16 January +

Have An Asian Foot Peel

The 3-5 days of shedding grossness are worth it, as it leaves you with the soles of a 16-year-old. 

+ 17 January +

Monogram Your Stash

Avoid a £30 surplus charge for your initials on your scarf / pillow / shirt / jumper and pull out that needle and thread (whilst watching Netflix, obvs) Avoid stitching catastrophe by practicing on an old T-shirt first. 

+ 18 January +

Watch Transparent

The brilliant second season is on Netflix now. Enjoy while eating a giant bowl of truffle popcorn, our new favourite thing. So easy to make, and so decadent. A delicious little bit of affordable luxury for January. 

+ 20 January +

Press Play

Izzy Bizu is the next big thing. Her soulful, jazzy, pop will be on everyone’s 2016 playlist. This week the 21-year-old performs a set of intimate gigs (27 – 30 January) but we say just tune in to YouTube and listen to her there.

+ 28 January +

Add To Your Bedside Table

Julian Barnes returns with new novel The Noise of Time about a Russian composer. Out today.

+ 29 January +

Enjoy A Gig On Your Sofa

ELLE have collaborated with Tate Britain for an exciting series of intimate gigs that we’ll stream straight to your sofa. On the line-up are three exciting new female artists we’re backing as the sound of 2016, with the performances taking place at our favourite gallery Tate Britain. Watch them now here.

+ 30 January + Learn About Being Trans

What does it mean to be trans? And why are we all talking so much about the topic right now? In episode 2 of ELLE UK's first ever podcast lauch, She Said, ELLE’s transgender columnist, Rhyannon Styles, dispels the myths and misconceptions about what it means to transition in 2015 with ELLE's Fashion Features Director Kenya Hunt and Deputy Editor Lotte Jeffs.

+ 31 January +

Stay tuned to ELLEUK.COM

Ok, so we’ve got you through Jan – don’t ditch us now…

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