The post holiday blues reach a climax today with Blue Monday, the unhappiest day of the year. Based on a variety of factors that include:
- It's still winter but without any festivities to look forward to.
- New Years Resolutions have become a challenge, the urge for a coffee or chocolate bar are very much real.
- Christmas and New Year have been and gone and they are now a distant memory, the next Bank Holidays seem a long way away.
- The bank balance took a hit and is currently looking very sad.
- You have gotten on the scales after Christmas and those extra chocolates did make a difference.
Here are a few of our suggestions on how to get yourself feeling motivated and feeling positive.
You don't need to be in the Andes to do exercise (though it helps). Getting in that early morning jog or being disciplined to go to the gym on the way home can make you feel great. You will start to feel that you have more energy and once you have been a couple of times it will start to become a routine making it a lot less painful.
You may have had lots of family time over the Christmas period but it would be good to reach out and meet up with one of the friends who you haven't seen what you think maybe be a couple of months but it turns out to over six months.
Eating healthy will get you feeling great and help to lose any of the extra cushioning that was picked up over the Christmas period. We have a great kick start to help you start, our free '7 Day Smoothie Challenge'. Each day a different delicious smoothie, it will not only get you feeling healthier you will have more energy in all aspects of your daily routine. To get hold of it, just sign up to our newsletter (at the bottom of the page) and we will send it over to you.
What better way to keep up with your fitness resolutions than booking a holiday. If it is on the beach then you need to work on that beach body and if it is an active holiday then you can set that as your goal. Having a fixed goal, increases your chance of sticking to a training plan and makes the frosty morning runs all the more worth it.
If you ever fancied trekking or running in the Andes then don't miss out on our competition to win a three day trek for two. Click on the image to find out more.
We hope that you get through Blue Monday with a more positive view at the end of the day. Remember to let us know how you coped with Blue Monday.
We are four weeks into 2018; the festive period is all but a distant memory apart from the few extra pounds that might be still sticking around and your New Year Resolutions may just be hanging by a thread.
We have four ideas on how you can get refocused and back on track: