Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

So the party is over and we are all back to work. The Christmas holiday is all but a distant memory!

I find January one of the hardest months. I feel quite down that another year is over and the thought of a brand new year feels slightly overwhelming. This year I want to make a change. I want to try and beat those January blues and try to remain as positive as possible.

So I have put together a list of things I will be doing to help me banish those Winter blues. Hopefully, they will help you too.  

Get moving

We all know that exercise in any form is a great way to ward off any negative thoughts or feelings. I notice a big change in my mood when I haven’t exercised.

Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

It can really help me not only feel positive but feel good about myself too. If your not really a fan of the gym, there are loads of great workout videos available on YouTube so you can find a routine you enjoy. The workouts that I enjoy are the ones from The Body Coach.

Eat well 

December is the time when all diets and healthy eating go out the window, after many days of eating rubbish, can make me feel a bit rubbish too! So this January I’m really going to make an effort and eat well and to eat healthy as I find I feel more energized when I’m eating well!

Sleep well

Getting plenty of sleep is something I always really struggle with. Lack of sleep can affect how I am during the day. I always wake up feeling really tired and all look I forward to going back to sleep, when I get home. I can sometimes feel quite snappy if I haven’t got enough sleep.

Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

I’m going to try and not watch TV too late at night, not to spend too long on my computer after a certain time and to also switch off my phone, so I don’t get caught up in any social media rabbit holes.

Treat yourself – pamper nights 

I love a good pamper night, and it’s such a good way to spend a cold winter evening inside, pampering yourself, either with a long bubble bath or a facial. I love doing facials or painting my nails while I’m watching a chick flick or watching Friends. I think its the perfect way to help you feel better after a long day.

Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 
Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

Make plans

January can be quite a long month and a very quiet month. Everyone seems to just hibernate for a bit to get over one massive Christmas hangover. When you have nothing booked in, it can get you down because you have nothing to look forward to.

Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

Book that long overdue weekend away with your girls or a few date nights with your boyfriend. Make sure you have a few events planned so you have something to be excited about. Trust me January will go a lot quicker too.

Take cold showers

After listening to the Emma Gunns podcast, and her series called the 26 habits, she talks about the benefits of having cold showers. They can help with lifting your mood by helping your body produce antidepressant hormones, stimulate the immune system and help to prevent colds.

I’ve just started finishing my warm shower with a quick burst of cold water, I’m trying to build it up slowly to at least a minute. I’m really interested to see if it can make a difference in my mood.

Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

So here are some tips on how you can banish those January blues. I hope this has helped? Remember if you are feeling down this month you aren’t alone. It’s can be a tough month, but we are halfway through now! See you on the next one xx

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6 thoughts on “Six tips to help you banish those Winter blues 

  1. Hels this is such a lovely post and I know will help so many people banish those winter blues! It can be such a difficult time of year as the excitement of Christmas has dissipated and now it’s nothing but dark nights and short days until Spring! I love how you’ve included eating and sleeping well as that’s especially important at this time of year! Your pictures in this post are also so beautiful! xx
    http://www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

    1. Thank you, I wanted to write a post like this because I really struggle in January! Thank you so much for reading and thank you for your lovely comment xx

  2. These are great tips! January can be such a tough month now, it’s so cold and gloomy. I find that exercise really helps boost my mood, even if it is just a short walk for some fresh air. I love the idea of a pamper night, Soap & Glory products are the best! Thank you for sharing! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you for reading, I find exercise really helps my mood and also eating better has helped me feel less crappy! We are halfway through Jan now so Spring is just that little bit closer xx

  3. This is such an honest and relatable post! I feel quite depressed during January after the holidays. Seems someone waved a wand, the Christmas lights went off and I am back into the real world! Exercising really helps. I also depend on my countless cups of ginger, lemon, honey tea. It’s like a warm comforting hug in a mug!

    Love,
    Anjali
    http://www.laughingmirror.com

    1. Thank you for reading, January is rubbish isn’t it? It’s like everyone is recovering from from a massive Christmas Hangover! Lemon and Ginger tea, tastes really good, I like to have a cup before bed 🙂 Hope you strat to feel more like yourself soon xx

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