Surviving Blue Monday: 5 Tips to Beat the Most Depressing Day of the Year


Blue Monday, also known as the most depressing day of the year… As the festivities fade away, and the reality of the new year sets in, it's easy to feel a bit down. But fear not, we've put together five tips to help you beat the blues and turn Blue Monday into a day of positivity and self-care.

Get outside:

Step outdoors, and breathe in the fresh air. Whether it's a short walk in the park or just stepping out your front door to take a moment to yourself, connecting with nature can do wonders for your mood. The crisp air and natural surroundings can help clear your mind and uplift your spirits.

Be gentle with yourself:

Allow yourself to feel whatever it is you’re feeling. It's essential to acknowledge and embrace your emotions, especially on a day like Blue Monday. Be kind to yourself and recognise that it's ok to feel a bit low. Take each day as it comes and never put yourself down for feeling a certain way. But know that showing acknowledgement to the emotion doesn’t mean that you have to live it and “this too shall pass”.

Make plans:

Book in something exciting! Combat the Monday blues by putting a date in the diary with something to look forward to! Whether that’s a games night with friends, a home cooked dinner with your partner, a movie night, or a weekend getaway. Having something to look forward to can shift your focus from the gloominess of the day and remind you that there's plenty to be excited about.

Dance around:

Put on some music, turn up the volume, and let loose in the comfort of your own home. Dancing not only provides a fun and energetic activity but also releases endorphins, the body's natural mood boosters. Forget about your worries and dance like no one's watching.

Have a glass of DRIFT!

Make this Monday blue with our beautiful bottles of DRIFT! Treat yourself to a refreshing and calming glass full of summer fruits and mixed berries with extracts of cooling cucumber, echinacea, ashwagandha, and basil. It’s the perfect antidote to stress. Let the calming botanicals relax your mind and body.

Blue Monday may be tagged as the most depressing day of the year, but with the right mindset and a few simple strategies, you can turn it into a day of self-reflection and reset for the week ahead. Remember, each day is what you make of it, and Blue Monday is no exception.

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