Blue Monday is considered the most depressing day of the year. A lack of motivation during the winter period that can be overcome! Find out how to keep smiling in January thanks to these tips that we have cooked up for you.
The origin of the Blue Monday
Elaborated from a mathematical formula by Cliff Arnall with different factors such as the winter weather, the state of finances or the stress of the new year, it is in 2005 that the notion Blue Monday appears.Originally designed for an advertising campaign, the winter blues is very real.
It's true that Monday is not necessarily the most motivating day of the week, add the winter weather, the lack of light and it all converges on the most depressing day of the year. However, don't worry, there are many tips to combat this winter blues!
Our tips to get motivated
It is true that in winter the light is less present and can thus have an impact on your morale. So look for vitamin D by going outside for a while to do your shopping or during your lunch break. In addition to making your vitamin resources, you will be invigorated by this great breath of fresh air!
Maintain a regular sleep rhythm
Falling asleep and waking up at the same time allows your body to maintain a healthy and natural rhythm. In addition to falling asleep faster, you recharge your batteries for the next day while boosting your memory, immune system and metabolism!
Listen to happy music
Music can have a strong impact on your morale. So avoid ballads at the beginning of the year and turn instead to rhythmic music with positive notes. Whether you're cooking, washing or working, you'll keep your spirits up at every moment of the day!
Eat anti-depression foods
What if we told you that eating can help you fight the winter blues? A gift of nature offered by many foods that activate the production of serotonin, known as the "happiness hormone". So don't skimp on fruit such as bananas, fatty fish such as salmon, vegetables and also dark chocolate!
Doing a sport activity can relieve stress and improve your physical and mental well-being. So take a walk for 30 minutes, in addition to seeing the light, you may discover new places in your city!
Keep in touch with your friends and family, discover new horizons, because there is nothing like a smile or a hug to recharge your batteries and bring immediate positivity!