Happy New Year and all that great stuff.
Hope you had a fantastic festive season filled with good food and good times in equal measures.
It’s January which normally signals a month long state of depression for many.
Following weeks of excessive indulgence, the reality of getting back in the office or returning to the school run, is somewhat bleak.
You’ve probably overspent during December for one reason or another and it feels like eternity until that January payday.
But don’t despair, that heavy feel is normal – most people feel it but it’s how you deal with it that counts.
January blues are real!
Low moods, lack of motivation and low energy are all indicators of the January blues. Some also experience low libido, anxiety and even develop cold like symptoms.
So how do we tackle these blues?
Below are a 5 ways to get you started.
- Detox the body.
Whether you chose to go for a full on juice cleanse or opt for more nutrient rich foods over a specified period, a detox that incorporates foods high in potassium, vitamin B and vitamin C will help you on your way to feeling energetic and full of life again.
Drink lots of water. It is recommended that women should drink approximately 2.7 litres and men; 3.7 a day! Water is vital for our bodies. It makes up roughly 60% of our body weight and is key in ensuring our bodies function correctly. When we are hydrated, our mood is lifted, our energy levels increase and we can concentrate better.
Not only does exercise work wonders for your physical health, it has been proven that it is an effective way to improve mental health too. Exercise to relieve any stresses and boost your mood.
- Spend time with people you like and love.
Good mental health is closely linked with having good relationships and being able to socialise regularly. So even if you feel like curling up on the sofa every night, make a point of getting out – you won’t regret it.
- Avoid social media or view with realistic eyes.
We all know that what we see isn’t all that it seems on social media but when the blues have already taken hold, that amazing selfie complete with a billion filters, suddenly seems more real. If social media is responsible for bringing your mood down, make a conscientious effort to stay away, at least whilst you’re not feeling yourself.