6 Tips On Beating The January Blues *

-This post is in collaboration with Aromatherapy Associates-
A lot of us suffer from the January Blues when a new year comes around, whether it's because of the long wait until payday, feeling skint after Christmas or even missing being in the festive bubble. It could also be because you've set yourself some unrealistic resolutions and worried about failing or the colder, miserable weather could be affecting your motivation levels. In this post, I'm talking about some things which I find tend to really help when I'm feeling low at the beginning of a new year.

Enjoy the little things
I really find that when I'm feeling low, no matter what season or month we're in, trying to enjoy the little things in life really helps you to appreciate what and who you have around you. Whether it's getting all cosy and sitting down to watch your favourite film, treating yourself to some aromatherapy body oils which can really help to lift your low mood, having a long soak in the bath whilst using your all-time fave products, booking a meal at your favourite restaurant with your loved ones etc. It can really help to perk you up and be more appreciative.

Take time to reflect 
Remember to take time to reflect on the previous year, think about the good and bad things and write down what you want to do in the fresh new year ahead as well as the things you want to change or improve and so on. I feel like getting everything out in the open and written down in front of you can just alter your mindset sometimes.

Organise your life 
Something I love to do in the new year is to organise and sort through pretty much everything in the house from my wardrobe, perfumes, beauty bits, the bathroom, the kitchen and more. I just feel like it helps to make you feel like you've got rid of excess baggage if that makes sense and the things you get rid of and sell on depop or give to family/friends, charity or shelters will also come in useful to someone else instead of throwing them away or sitting in your house not being used.

Start a new hobby 
Starting a new hobby could help to boost your mood too. This year I'm really hoping to get back into reading again. I use to do it as a self-care measure to help me to unwind in the evening and to stop me from going on my phone late at night. If there's a hobby you're planning to take up this year then maybe now is the time to start.

Plan ahead
Something else which I actually only started to do a couple of months ago is to write down things you're looking forward to. It could be a big thing like a holiday or something pretty small like a film you're looking forward to watching at the cinema when it's released. I really feel like this has helped me over the past couple of months. So maybe writing down things you're looking forward to over the next few months could help keep you feeling motivated and excited.

Eat foods which can help with your mood 
Lastly is to opt for foods which can help with your moods such as fish, wholegrain oats, bananas, spinach, broccoli, dark chocolate, brazil nuts and more. After you've spent Christmas fuelling your body with carbs and all the beige foods, your body might be feeling a bit sluggish and opting to eat foods with more nutrients really does help when you're feeling a bit blah.
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  1. I love sitting down with a good book and a face mask to help me feel better! :) xx

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