Check out Flying Duck’s tips, to help get you through the day!
So it’s Blue Monday and you’re feeling the struggle. The dark, gloomy days and the cold, wet weather doesn’t help either. So, what can you do to help you get through the day?
Here are Flying Ducks’ top tips to help you tackle the Blue Monday blues….
Where possible, get outdoors and get some natural light, a gentle walk, some stretching, it doesn’t have to be an intense workout for you to feel the benefit…
As easy as it can be to go for that delicious chocolate bar, they can actually make you feel more tired and lethargic. Fresh fruit and vegetables are just as easy to snack on and won’t leave you feeling sluggish.
It’s easy to shut yourself off and hide when you are feeling low, however, we recommend you take the time to meet up with a family member, friend or even a work colleague and take the time to talk about how you feel. If you are really struggling, there are many groups you can contact, including the Samaritans who will be there to listen and support you.
Plan to do something that you enjoy, a nice meal, movie or time with a good book. We often get lost in life that we forget to allow ourselves the moments that bring us peace and happiness.
On a personal level here at Flying Duck we find that creativity is a wonderful outlet when we are struggling with our mental well- being. Venting through painting or writing is useful to release unwanted anger, stress or sadness. You don’t have to be a professional, just pick up a brush or pen and let yourself go!
It is important that you understand that you won’t always feel this way. The darkness will pass and brighter days will come, but if things feel really overwhelming and you don’t see a way out, please reach out and ask for help.
Much love from us all here at Flying Duck!