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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.
The founder of Beeja Meditation, Will Williams, claims there are a whole host of factors impacting on people’s moods at this time of year.
The change in weather is one, as the days are darker for longer; money worries can also play a part, as well as feeling withdrawal symptoms after all the festivities over December.
With a spike in people searching for “how to beat Blue Monday” on Google, if you’re looking for a new purchase to give you a little pick me up, we have found a selection of items to try to give you a lift.
9 mood boosting products
Lumie Bodyclock Shine 30 | £106.99 (Was £129) from Lumie
The Lumie Bodyclock Shine 30 is a bestselling item for those who notice a drop in mood and energy levels on dark mornings, or who have trouble sleeping. The Bodyclock wakes you up by gradually increasing the levels of light.
Scentered Happy Aromatherapy Balm Stick | £14.95 from Amazon
This five-star rated balm, which has scents of pink grapefruit, spearmint and lemon myrtle, can be applied on the pressure points for those who find scents help them to de-stress and boost happiness.
Beurer WL50 Wake Up to Daylight Table Lamp | £69.99 from John Lewis & Partners
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 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.
Eau des Jardins Spray Bottle | £36 from Clarins
Clarins’ Eau Des Jardins is made from essential oils and plant extracts to moisturise and soothe your skin, plus it has an uplifting citrus scent.
Vitamin L SAD light | £75 from Lumie
The Vitamin L SAD light is ideal for those wanting to try light therapy. This nifty prop can be pitched up on your desk or on your bedside table.
Stress check mood manager | £15 from thisworks
Thisworks is famed for its calming Deep Sleep Pillow Spray collection to help those struggling to get to sleep, and another fan favourite is the Stress Check Mood Manager.
This creation is vegan, cruelty free, and made from 99% natural ingredients, including Ylang Ylang, Neroli and Patchouli.
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 78% worth 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 day for five years, so you can track your progress, keep hold 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
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”.
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