Blue Monday: Tips and Tricks to Help Fight the Depression

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There is a direct correlation between me taking a step back from the blog in January and the fact that January seems to be the most depressing month of the year. Although I am doing really well with self-care this year I can’t help but see a lot of stress and anxiety surrounding day-to-day tasks. My house is messier than normal, my kids have been staying up longer than usual, and maybe, just maybe, I have given into the urge of doing a lot of nothing because I just don’t have it in me to do something. I am not alone in this battle thankfully and I have some tips to help fight Blue Monday and the ensuing sad January.

Tips to help fight Blue Monday

Have you heard of Blue Monday? It’s the third Monday in January and the day that we feel most miserable after the holidays – likely because the holiday cheer has long faded, we’ve possibly already broken our New Year’s Resolution and it’s just oh so cold outside! Below is a mini-survival guide to help you perk up your beauty routine, fight those winter blahs and skip Blue Monday this year!

Sit & soak

Take some time to de-stress after the holidays are over and focus on relaxing with a candle-lit bubble bath. Add your favourite essential oil to your bath water and play spa-inspiring music in the background to help you enter a total state of Zen.

Give your body a boost with a healthy beverage

Keep your immune system protected and your body energized by drinking hot lemon water in the morning for a calming start to your day. Consider a healthy smoothie with extra fruits and veggies for a lunch-time boost!

Keep your smile fresh and white

Everyone feels more confident with whiter and brighter teeth. A true multi-tasking beauty product, Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Toothpaste will help you achieve a radiant smile in just 5 days!* You can also take deep cleaning to a new level with the Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Battery-Powered Toothbrush for 100% more plaque removal versus a manual toothbrush, whitening and the ultimate freshening experience!

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Thank your skin this winter

Just because it’s the middle of winter doesn’t mean you should give up on your sense of summer. Easy, fast and ready-to-use, new Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips will give you that summer feeling even when there’s snow on the ground. Put on a movie and get to waxing – ready-to-use, no warming or rubbing required** and beyond! Your skin will thank you for the silky smooth update.

Go to a hot yoga class

Getting in a good workout is a great way to jump-start your week. Take five from your day, grab a girlfriend and focus on your mind, body and spirit at a local hot yoga class. You’ll sweat out the stress, stretch out dormant muscles and leave feeling rejuvenated to face the rest of the season!

Do you have any tips for beating the winter blues?

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Treen Goodwin
    May 28, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I am always like this in January , can’t seem to get outta my on way , great tips and thanks for sharing i will def be trying some of these 🙂

  2. Debbie White Beattie
    August 11, 2017 / 2:08 am

    I’ve never heard of this day but for me January to May is depressing because it’s cold and we’re all locked in our houses with short day light.