Pick me up tips to beat Blue Monday

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The festivities are over and everyone is back to work, so it can be a depressing time for some.

But lucky for you, we have some pick me up tips for you to avoid feeling blue on this Blue Monday, and most importantly we want you to feel great in the New Year. 

1. Eat Healthier…but don’t go on a drastic diet. 
So in the New Year most people plan to lose weight, but it’s not good to take up a fad diet. Instead eat healthier, substitute chocolate for some fruit, or McDonalds for a home cooked meal. It’s never good to take it too far and ban things you enjoy all together, as you are more likely not to continue with it.

2.  Pamper yourself…Facial masks, hair masks and all other masks you can get your hands on.
Spend an hour or so alone and put on a hair mask, a facial mask and just sit back and relax. It’s nice to have some alone time, sit with a book, or a film and a snack. Using a sheet mask will save on the mess!

3. Sleep in… You know you want to. 
Have a few early nights, or lie-ins and you will feel a lot fresher and more awake. You'll also be catching up on the sleep you lost while out and about over the holidays. 

4. Get yourself out… Walks, runs, or even shopping.
After being at home and sitting around all Christmas, people want to go out, whether it’s for a walk in the brisk winter air or for a run to lose some of that Christmas weight. But also, it’s just nice to get some fresh air. Or you could go shopping and hit those January sales; nothing helps you lose weight like rushing around people to get your sizes. 

5. Substitute Caffeine… that’s right no coffee.
Drink green teas, or juices to keep you awake rather than caffeine as its better for you and you will be less likely to crash after a healthy juice than you are after a coffee.

6. Exercise…and that’s not just walking from the couch to the kitchen.
Exercise helps wake you up and makes you more energetic for the day ahead of you; even if it’s just a 20-minute workout at home. If you are going to the gym, take some wipes with you if you don’t plan on showering at the gym, it’s always best to smell fresh on your way home. 

7. Vitamins…Not just the sweet chewy kind. 
Take a multi-vitamin, its good for you and its something most people should be doing all of the time and not just in January. But if you have been neglecting your vitamin intake then it’s best to start taking them again. 

8. Don’t rush… You don’t have to start everything at once. 
Take your time and relax, pamper yourself with facial, hand or feet masks - you don't have to do all your resolutions in January. If you pace yourself then you are more likely to continue your routine. 

These are our tips to help you out this Blue Monday, just remember not to put too much pressure on yourself; it’s good to slow down once in a while and take some time to relax. 

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Fresh air on a long walk is fab!!
Sat February 13 2016
I could definitely manage the sleeping-in bit..
Wed February 10 2016
I'm all for the sleep in
Wed February 10 2016
Excellent advice
Wed February 10 2016
Some from sound advice thanks
Wed February 10 2016
Fabulous suggestions! And I have three pugs, Lord Pugsley, Velvet Lady and their daughter Empress Tiny Thumbelina ... To keep me company
Wed February 10 2016
I shall do number 3 tomorrow.
Tue February 9 2016
Keep up the exercise
Sun February 7 2016
Some really good tips! I'll have to try a few.
Sat February 6 2016
Sounds like some good tips. Think I might try some of these.
Sat February 6 2016
Awesome tips will definatly have to try a few
Sat February 6 2016
Great advice.. some I have been trying to do, others I really should make myself do. The whole diet thing is really getting me down. I eat terribly, if at all.
Sat February 6 2016
I love these simple changes! I can't wait to start implementing them!
Sat February 6 2016
Taking a long walk is helpful to feel better.
Sat February 6 2016
Sleeping in would be great. And eating healthy is key
Sat February 6 2016
Great ideas!!! Thank you.
Sat February 6 2016
Walking with my kids really makes me feel better
Sat February 6 2016
The no caffeine is the hardest part!
Sat February 6 2016
I need to exercise daily but I don't.
Thu February 4 2016
Exercise is definitely the key!!!
Thu February 4 2016
Doing a short run helps keep the blues away for me
Thu February 4 2016
Ooh how I wish I could sleep in. It would help a lot.
Thu February 4 2016
Great tips!
Thu February 4 2016
I'll have to try these!
Thu February 4 2016
Great ideas!
Thu February 4 2016
No caffeine...But I love my coffee!!
Thu February 4 2016
Walking the dog everyday and building up distances has certainly improved my fitness and mental health
Tue February 2 2016
I take vitamins daily and walk everyday to get rid of my blues
Mon February 1 2016
Great tips, but no caffeine...that's a tough one!!
Sun January 31 2016
What a great article, such great ideas. Thank you.
Sat January 30 2016
Great article
Sat January 30 2016
I like the get outside and walk in the fresh air, good tip.
Sat January 30 2016
Wow. Don't rush. That's me...learn to pace myself.
Fri January 29 2016
Interesting blog. I agree!
Fri January 29 2016
This article was fantastic. I love the tips that were shared to help with these winter blues!
Fri January 29 2016
I am great at remembering these tips. My problem is the actual follow-through!
Thu January 28 2016
All very good info, but I have to have my morning caffeine, just one cup, not too bad....
Thu January 28 2016
Great ideas
Thu January 28 2016
A lot of great tips. The no caffeine is a little tough but it is worth giving a try.
Wed January 27 2016
Awesome
Wed January 27 2016
Radio on, enjoy your housework dancing and exercising around the house, drinking lots of fresh water, cheers me up and keeps me fit, having a clean house at the same time. Then brisk walk with my old boxer dog Prudence.
Wed January 27 2016