Now that Christmas and New Year is over and done with and everyone is returning back to their normal life schedule, the January Blues start rolling in and crashing down on us. At some stage or another we will all experience the January Blues and sometimes it feels as though you won’t feel any better until the summer sun and long nights are here. But in the meantime, there are a few ways, believe it or not, that can help you to beat the blues!
- Be more socialable
Whilst you may feel like hiding under your duvet until January has disappeared, getting out and being more socialable will have a positive effect on your state of mind. Keeping yourself occupied and going out with friends will help brush away all of those negative feelings. You may just be drowning your sorrows into a glass of wine together, but TOGETHER is the thing that will keep you both going to beat the blues (along with some little moans and plenty of giggles). To help with this, Sweaty Mama is having a Mums Night Out (WAHOO!) on Saturday 3rd Feb 7.30pm-9.30pm at Buckshaw Community Centre and then onto the Filling Factory. Come along with your girlfriends, have a drink, a boogey and just enjoy yourself. You deserve a night off, we all do. Reserve your place here ….
There is a strong correlation between exercising and physical and emotional well-being, so starting to exercise is one of the best things you can do to help your mental health! Exercising releases endorphins which then help produce positive feelings and reduce the perception of pain. It also produces changes in parts of the brain that regulates stress and anxiety and can increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression. So, if you’re feeling glum, get yourself booked onto one of our Sweaty Mama classes to lift your spirits (here’s the link so you have no excuse! http://sweatymama.com/book-on-a-class/). We can help you beat the blues by squatting them away, and you can meet new Mama friends at the same time – killing two birds with one stone here!
- Accept yourself
Self acceptance is so important with your state of mind and mental health. If you accept yourself, the negativity will soon fade away and positivity will shine through, not only to yourself but to others around you. Accept and believe in yourself to not only better yourself but to help beat the blues!
You may not feel better straight away, sometimes it can take time, but if you follow these little steps, they can help towards a better feeling YOU. Your mental health is the most important thing; so always take time out and just remember, it’s ok not to be ok all of the time. If you feel like you need that extra helping hand or just someone else to talk to, the Pandas Foundation is an incredible charity and they are there for YOU. LET’S BEAT THE BLUES TOGETHER!