The festivities are over, you’re back to work and it’s STILL not getting any lighter in the mornings! It’s no wonder the most depressing day of the year falls in January. With just a week to go until blue Monday is upon us, here are some top tips to help you get ahead of the game and beat those winter blues!
1. Up your Vitamin D intake
Less sunlight in the dark winter months can make it tricky for us to get our daily dose of vitamin D. If you want a tasty way to top up, try our Blues Beater super smoothie. It’s packed full of antioxidant rich fruit and veg alongside a booster containing 100% of your RDI of Vitamin D.
2. Work out or walk out
There is nothing more uplifting than a brisk walk in the park on your lunch break! So step away from your desk, breathe in some fresh air and catch a few rays while the sun’s out. Or, hit the gym before work, you’ll feel energised and ready for the day ahead (not to mention a little smug!).
3. SAD lightbox therapy
If the winter weather is getting you down, why not consider light box therapy. This tried and tested method relieves symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) by simulating daylight and increasing levels of vitamin D. So, sit back, relax and soak up those mood busting light box rays.
Find out more: www.sad.uk.com
4. Eat healthily
Eating a healthy diet can boost your mood, give you more energy and even help you shed a few of those festive pounds! If you’re looking for a nutritious winter warmer, try one of our tasty soups or healthy hot pots. For a lighter option, our salads and health pots are the perfect choice.
5. Wind down and jump up
It’s no secret that sleep plays an important role in our wellbeing. Meditating before bed can help you to relax and clear your mind after a busy day, while avoiding the snooze button in the mornings will help you to establish a routine. Setting your body clock this way should improve your overall quality of sleep.