With the festive period over, January can often leave individuals feeling low. Combine the dreaded feeling of returning to work with a lighter bank account, lower motivation levels and the time since Christmas, and this equals Blue Monday.
Believed to be the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday typically falls on the third Monday of January, for 2020 this is the 20th. But this year don’t let the January blues get you down! There are plenty of ways to ensure January is a time of positivity and marks a new beginning.
Making small resolutions that are easy to keep can ensure that you remain positive of your goals for the year. As the New Year comes around, we often find ourselves making unachievable goals or setting ourselves big resolutions which we can’t always complete. By implementing small changes or resolutions, you are more likely to be motivated towards completing them as you know they are within your reach.
Simple lifestyle changes such as fitness routines can have a fantastic impact on general wellbeing and serve as a great mood-boosting activity with the release of endorphins. If you’re not a fan of the gym or find it overwhelming, why not get a group of friends together and enjoy a workout class together? This way it is a fun and social activity yet ensures you are getting an all-important workout!
Enjoying time with friends and family can help to banish the winter blues by finding activities that you all can enjoy. Whether this is going for dinner, theatre or simply having a cosy night in, socialising can help if you’re feeling low and can be tailored to be as cheap as possible if money is a concern.
For those needing a relaxing getaway from their everyday life, a spa day or break can be the perfect option to restore balance. Here at The Spa at Bedford Lodge, we have introduced our new Positivity Spa Package to help guests wave goodbye to negativity.
Enjoy a 90-minute ESPA positivity massage which uses visualisation and chakras to focus on breathing and create a positive mentality. As the soothing aromatherapy oils sink into your sink, lie back and relax as our fully trained therapists complete a full body massage – heavenly! You can also indulge in a one-course lunch and soft drink in our relaxing spa lounge serving as a great pit-stop midday.
To find out more about our Positivity Spa Package, visit https://www.bedfordlodgehotelspa.co.uk/special-offers/spa-days/positivity-spa-day and we look forward to welcoming you soon!