5 Simple Ways to Beat the January Blues

I can fully understand what the term ‘January Blues’ is all about, it’s a long dark cold month and Spring seems such a long way off. It’s hard to keep up the positivity when your mood is low so I’m sharing some simple ideas that could help you to beat those January blues.

Laughter

When I’m feeling a little down nothing cheers me up faster than watching a good comedy. I love having a good old belly laugh to one of my favourite rom-coms or giggling along to a bit of risqué stand-up.

You could set up a movie night and have a comedy marathon, investing in a fancy big TV like the  4K TV by Panasonic  will make it really feel like you are at the cinema, don’t forget the popcorn.

If movies are not your thing then BBC iPlayer have lots of great comedy series to catch up on instead. Whatever your preference I can guarantee after an hour of laughter you will feel amazing.

Get Outside

One of the main reasons people suffer with the blues in January is a lack of vitamin D. Making the most of the natural light during the Winter really will help. You could visit one of the many beautiful National Trust properties around the country. They are open all year round and most have lovely little tea rooms and restaurants so you can cheer yourself up with a sweet treat.

You could make it one of your new year’s resolutions to get outside every day, it’s great for your overall health and well being.

Sweat it off

It’s a proven fact that getting some exercise can improve not only your physical health but also your mental heath. With lots of gyms offering free trials and special offers for the new year, it’s a perfect time to get that endorphin kick. If the gym is not your thing then what about trampolining, places like Jump Nation are an ideal place to have fun and get healthy at the same time.

Get Hygge with it

Hygge means embracing the Danish way of living. It’s all about creating a warm cosy atmosphere and enjoying the little things in life. The January sales are a perfect opportunity to pick up some extra fluffy blankets and twinkling lights. Coming home to a cosy house will help cheer up those long Winter days.

Let there be light

The biggest cause of the winter blues is the lack of natural light, the dark mornings and short days. Getting outside in natural sunlight is of course the best solution but not always possible. There are lots of light therapy devices and light boxes on the market that can help with this problem.


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3 Comments

  1. January 22nd 2017 / 9:14 PM

    I need to look into this Hyyge thing!

  2. January 24th 2017 / 7:10 AM

    Getting outside definitely helps. We are lucky to live near the Lake District so we went for a walk at the weekend – it definitely blew the cobwebs away! #tuesdaytreasures

  3. January 24th 2017 / 8:00 AM

    Our living room is full of cosy blankets and twinkly lights… certainly perks us up! January feels so long doesn’t it?! #tuesdaytreasures

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