How to Combat Blue Monday

The month post-Christmas can often leave you feeling a little down, especially during Blue Monday. Rather than falling victim to the low mood, read our top tips on how to combat the Blue Monday blues so you can spread the high energy amongst you and your gals!

What Is Blue Monday?

Otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday is always the third Monday in January. Calculated using a series of non-scientific factors including weather, failed New Year’s Resolutions, low motivation and post-Christmas money troubles, it leaves almost everyone in low spirits.

Blue Monday Mood Busting Tips

Blast Music

Music is capable of changing both mood and your emotions in a matter of minutes. This makes it a great way to cheer up and motivate yourself. Build yourself the ultimate playlist, add in all your favourite songs and blast them for as long as you can! Either pop your headphones in or connect to a speaker for the best listening experience.

Take ‘You’ Time

It’s easy to become run down if you don’t take time to re-charge. Make time each week to have a relaxing bath, spend time doing something you love such as reading, writing and watching films and get rest. Light a candle, surround yourself with invigorating scents and within a few hours you’ll be feeling refreshed and ready to face the world!

Spend Time with Friends

Finally, it’s super important to make time for socialising. Spending quality time with friends will lift everyone’s mood quickly, whilst also creating lasting memories to look back on. Whether you stay in watching films, go for a meal or get tickets to see a band or singer you all love, it doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy yourselves.

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