We've got all the tops tips this month to help you cure those January blues! Treating yourself can mean shopping ethically and sustainability too and we've got you covered this week. We have had a little in store re-fresh for the new year and with January almost half way through - we promise you're nearly there!
This week we've got some top tips to stay warm, occupied and positive this month, along with recipes to try and ways to treat yourself with the occasional pamper session! We also wanted to mention that we have had so many new products in store this month (very much needed after our crazy Christmas!!). Head over to our website or come and shop in store to get your hands on some new year goodies!!
FRANKLY'S TOP TIPS TO CURE THOSE JANUARY BLUES!
1. Get as much daylight as possible!
Weather its walk, jog or just out for a stroll. We know if can be so tricky to have the motivation to go out when its cold and rainy. This is so important to staying positive and upbeat in what can be a tricky month.
2. Treat yourself
Don't be too hard on yourself, we know no one sticks to those resolutions anyway. Be kind to yourself and treat yourself to something nice on at least one occasion. We promise you'll feel better for it!
3. Beware of New Year resolutions!
This leads us onto the dreaded new years resolutions! People tend to make resolutions now because of guilt, and that’s not the best long term motivator. They tend to make difficult and vague resolutions, such as “save money”, “be more organised” or “lose weight”. Then they fail, and feel worse. If you’re going to make a resolution, make sure it’s one you can manage and measure, such as “On school evenings, do an hour of homework with my phone off, because I’ll work better.” Then do it and feel better!
4. Try something new!
Why not pick up a new skill or try something you've been meaning to do for ages. This can be a great way to get the new year off to a great start and begin the year feeling positive and upbeat!
The good news is that it doesn’t have to mean getting hot and sweaty – a brisk walk is perfect (and gives you daylight, too.) You may not fancy exercise but you’ll feel much better afterwards.
OUR TOP FRANKLY STORE PRODUCTS TO CURE THOSE WINTER BLUES!
A WINTER RECIPE TO TREAT YOURSELF, FOR US TO YOU!
- ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips, plus a few more to sprinkle on top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a small bowl.
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugar and butter. Then mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Stir in ⅔ cup chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared pan (the batter will be thick). Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center come out with moist crumbs attached. Cool completely. Cut off the edges (and eat!), and then cut the rest into 16 squares.
We hope all our top tips have given some much needed winter inspiration. For any more info on any of the products discussed in this week's post, head over to our website (frankly.store) or we are @frankly.store on instagram.
We hope everyone has had a lovely start to the new year so far! We can't wait to keep the ethical treats coming your way throughout 2022.