3 top tips for avoiding the January blues

After all the festivities, January can bring us back down to earth with a bump. It’s common to feel a bit low and lethargic after the Christmas period when suddenly you have to think about work, watching the pennies and getting back into a routine.

But don’t think of it as something that’s unavoidable. Looking after your mental health is just as important as physical health and there are several things that you can do that can help you to feel more positive and motivated for the New Year.

Here are our top tips:

Don’t be hard on yourself

If you’ve overindulged or spent more than you should, try not to be so hard on yourself. Instead, try and focus on what’s in front of you and reflect on what you’re looking forward to in the New Year. Punishing yourself will only make you feel worse in the long run, instead plan some fun, relaxing things to enjoy in January.

Get outside in the fresh air

The weather is still cold and frosty and some of us might have had some snow. Nonetheless, if you’ve been staying inside over the festive period then wrapping up warm and going outside is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Aiming to go outside at least once a day, even for a walk, will make it easier to get back into a fitness routine in the New Year.

Make time for you

Over the Christmas period you may have been busy socialising with friends and family and are in need of time to recharge your social battery. Make sure you take some time out for yourself to do something you enjoy doing. This could be reading or watching something you enjoy on TV.


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