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Tips for beating January blues this 2024

Ways to beat the January blues

Christmas is over for another year and now that all the festivities are done, you might be feeling the January blues.

As well as returning back to work, the cold, wet (and sometimes icy!) weather can also affect the way we think and feel. It's also a time where there is much less sunlight, meaning most people in the UK will be lacking vitamin D at the moment.

If you need some inspirations for ways to lift your mood this month, keep reading this blog!

Set realistic goals

Start the year with achievable and realistic goals. Break them down into smaller, manageable tasks to make them less overwhelming.

Stay active

Exercise releases endorphins, which are known as "feel-good" hormones. Engage in activities you enjoy, whether it's going to the gym, taking a walk, or trying a new sport.

Get sunlight

Exposure to natural light can positively impact your mood. Spend time outdoors during daylight hours, or consider using a light therapy lamp if you're in a location with limited sunlight (like England).


Connect with friends and family. Social interactions can provide emotional support and help combat feelings of isolation. Plan activities or gatherings that bring you joy.

Practice mindfulness

Techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga can help reduce stress and improve your mental well-being. Mindfulness can also help you stay present and focused on positive aspects of your life.

Make fun plans

Schedule enjoyable activities or events to look forward to during the month. This can include movies, concerts, dinners with friends, or any activity that brings you happiness.

Organise and declutter

A clean and organized environment can have a positive impact on your mood. Take some time to declutter and organize your living space.

Try something new

Shake off the monotony by trying something new. It could be a new hobby, a class, or a different type of workout. Novel experiences can bring excitement and break the routine.

Reflect and set intentions

Reflect on the past year and set positive intentions for the new one. Focus on what you've learned and how you can grow in the coming months.

Prioritise self-care

Take care of yourself physically and emotionally. Ensure you get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet, and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Limit screen time

Reduce excessive screen time, especially on social media. Comparing yourself to others online can contribute to feelings of inadequacy.

Seek professional help

If the January blues persist and significantly impact your daily life, consider talking to a mental health professional for support and guidance.

Remember that it's normal to feel a bit down after the holidays, but taking proactive steps to care for your well-being can make a significant difference.