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On What is meant to be BLUE MONDAY

When I woke up today, it felt like any other Monday. No one likes Mondays but on this particular morning, it didn’t feel TOO bad. That’s until I opened my computer and logged on. It was at this very moment, my day didn’t feel perhaps as good. Being told left right and center that today is the most depressing day in January (or the year) makes us feel worse and in a weird way like we should feel those January Blues.

As we enter the 3rd week in January, perhaps we aren’t as motivated compared to the beginning but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look at the glass half full. We could and should have a lot under our belt – perhaps a healthier two weeks of of exercise and clean eating, a relaxed state of mind? Sure our bank balances aren’t exactly how we want them to look and the weather has gone from cold to freezing but staying cosy indoors also has its positives.

Here are some quick tips to stay focused. There’s no need to be down in the dumps….

Keep Exercising:

While many of us have had new gym programmes developed,  bought new active wear in the sales, remind yourself how exercise is so important to your body and mind. Whether you are doing pilates, a spinning class, HIIT exercise releases happy hormones and is proven to leave you on a high and ready for the day ahead.

Planning ahead:

A few extra minutes can be the difference. Make that time to plan cleverly. Whether it’s tomorrow, the weekend or the year ahead, having things organised and also to look forward to will keep you motivated to stay on track.

Be Social:

Just because it’s January, doesn’t mean you have to stay in and hermit. Be sure you catch up with your friends and family. There are plenty of activities that aren’t hugely costly such as setting up a book club, cinema club, getting out for a walk that are all great ways of keeping in touch. So go ahead and schedule that coffee catch up.

All images courtesy of Lean Mean Momma