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Best mood boosting products to lift your spirits this Blue Monday

·Shopping writer
·3-min read
Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year - so here's a few small buys to cheer up your day. (Getty Images)
Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year - so here's a few small buys to cheer up your day. (Getty Images)

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Blue Monday falls on the third Monday in January, and is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

We know there's a host of factors impacting people’s moods at this time of year - the weather being one of them.

As well as the days being grey and gloomy, money worries can also play a part in January, as well as feeling withdrawal symptoms after all the December festivities.

So, whether you want to try a sunlight alarm clock to combat those dark mornings, or try some mindfulness with a bullet journal, here are a few products we think are a great little pick-me-up this Monday.

8 mood boosting products

Lumie Bodyclock Shine 30 | £109 (Was £129) from Amazon

Lumie Bodyclock Shine 30
Lumie Bodyclock Shine 30

Notice a drop in mood and energy levels on dark mornings? You're not the only one. But a sunrise alarm clock could be just what you need. The Lumie Bodyclock Shine 30 gradually wakes you up by increasing the levels of light, waking you naturally so you feel refreshed.

Scentered Happy Aromatherapy Balm Stick | £14.95 from Amazon

Scentered Happy Aromatherapy Balm Stick
Scentered Happy Aromatherapy Balm Stick

This top-rated balm has scents of pink grapefruit, spearmint and lemon myrtle, which are to be applied on the pressure points. The fragrance of essential oils is said to help invoke feelings of positivity and happiness.

Beurer WL50 Wake Up to Daylight Table Lamp | £74.99 from John Lewis & Partners

Beurer WL50 Wake Up to Daylight Table Lamp
Beurer WL50 Wake Up to Daylight Table Lamp

Beurer’s WL50 Wake Up to Daylight Table Lamp is similar to the Lumie Bodyclock, as it allows you to wake up with a sunrise effect and go to sleep as it simulates a sunset.

It also allows you to adjust the light intensity, plus the light can change colour, which combined with the sleep melody, lullaby setting or FM radio, can prove soothing. Whether you use this to help your sleep routine, or as a desk lamp, is up to you.

Stress Check Mood Manager Spray | £15 from This Works

Stress check mood manager
Stress check mood manager

You may have already heard about This Work's best-selling Deep Sleep Pillow Spray to help you nod off at night, but did you know it also has an award winning Stress Check Mood Manager spray?

Made from 99% natural ingredients, including Ylang Ylang, Neroli and Patchouli, the fragrance is created through fMRI brain imaging technology to help modify mood, reduce feelings of stress and restore a sense of calm.

BetterYou Boost Daily Vitamins B12 Oral spray | £11.99 from Holland and Barrett

B12 is said to be a key nutrient to help reduce tiredness and fatigue, which can have a negative impact on people’s mood.

This oral spray makes it easier for the body to absorb the vitamin and has received hundreds of positive reviews.

One Line a Day Canvas Five Year Memory Book | £14.99 from Oliver Bonas

Journaling is said to have a positive impact on people’s moods by giving them an outlet to share their fears, challenges but also their goals.

This Oliver Bonas notepad allows you to reflect on your days for five years, so you can track your progress, keep track of your memories and reminisce over them in the future.

Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 days to more Happiness, Success, and Motivation | £5.99 from Amazon

Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 days to more Happiness, Success, and Motivation
Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 days to more Happiness, Success, and Motivation

Inspirational quotes are a great way to motivate people, encourage them to be forward thinking, and in turn help with productivity levels.

Dr Joe Tichio - who is the creator of Greatest-Inpsirational-Quotes.com - has compiled a selection of phrases that have impacted him, which readers have hailed as a ”fantastic little book, full of good vibes”.

Watch: Five reasons to be cheerful on Blue Monday

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