Journal Essentials: Combating the January Freeze with Sales

Winter. Let’s be honest: it’s not great, is it? For every evening spent by the fire with a glass of something warming, there are 10 more spent either wading through slush on the commute or stuck in the gym trying desperately to claw back something of what was lost to the reckless gluttony of the festive season. If it were socially and professionally acceptable, the best approach would surely be to abstain from the whole thing. You know, stockpile tinned food, draw the curtains and spend the next three months in bed. Alas, most of us have jobs to do and relationships to maintain, and so we grit our teeth and battle on through.