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3 Top Tips on Managing your Mental Health and Wellbeing after Christmas


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Published: January 27, 2020

January can be a long and confusing month. Coming back from the Christmas holidays and trying to get into a routine again can feel like some unjust crime against humanity. However, do not fear! Here are some (hopefully helpful) tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing this January.

Keep Active

Going to the gym might just have been your New Year’s Resolution and your motivation may be waning. But don’t give in! Being active doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the gym, try a small walk somewhere, take a swim, maybe try out a yoga class. Exercise doesn’t always have to be a grueling and painful experience. You may just find something you really enjoy doing.

Having a little YOU time

Having some time to yourself is one of the top things to help keep your mental health and wellbeing in tip-top shape. Finding time to unwind and relax helps you to de-stress. Being stressed can cause not only mental health problems but physical health problems too. You could kill two birds with one stone, try out a Yoga class, Yoga is a gentle exercise that helps you to relax. You’ve become a pro! Exercising and relaxing at the same time. Genius.

Make the most of the Sunshine

January can often feel dark and dreary. Getting up in the dark to commute and then commuting back home in the dark again can just be downright depressing. So! Make the most of (what little) sunshine we get! Go for walks in the sun during your breaks or just for fresh air (if the sun is feeling particularly shy). Sunshine gives us Vitamin D which is important for all kinds of things in your body. Get out in the sunshine at any available opportunity.

 

Nikita Barraclough



 

 

Topic: Advice and tips