How to beat the January Blues?

January can be a long, grey and dreary month, especially after the holiday season. But blue Monday doesn’t have to get you down! With a few simple tips and tricks, you can beat the January blues and start feeling like your old self again.

January Blues

We’ll show you how to do it with our guide on how to beat the January blues. From managing SAD (seasonal affective disorder) to taking some me-time with Potion Organic – we’ve got all your blue Monday remedies covered! So let's get started!

Managing SAD is key to beating the blue Monday blues. Here are our top tips:

1. Keep active– research has shown that a daily one-hour walk in the middle of the day can be as helpful as a light treatment for coping with winter blues.

2. Get outside – even if it’s cold, fresh air and natural light can help boost your mood.

January Blues

3. Keep warm – wrap up when you go out and stay cosy indoors by wearing layers and snug socks!

4. Eat healthily – food rich in Omega 3, such as oily fish or nuts, will help keep your serotonin levels up (the chemical responsible for regulating mood).

5. See the light – investing in a SAD lamp or using blue-light glasses can help maintain your body’s natural rhythm.


6. Take up a new hobby – having something to focus on will keep you busy and give you something positive to look forward to.

7. See your friends and family – being around people who understand how you feel can make all the difference, even if it’s just for an hour or two.

8. Talk it through – seek professional help if necessary; talking about how you feel is often much easier than trying to deal with everything yourself.

Home SPA, me time

Finally, why not try taking some me-time

Restore your energy and focus on yourself with a luxurious hour of self-care. Enjoy the soothing silence as you meditate, write in your journal or sip some tea from a favourite mug - it's time to nurture and celebrate YOU!

Here is where to start.

For Face:

1) Potion Organic Deeply Cleansing Face Oil: A unique blend of oils penetrates pores, dissolving excess sebum and clearing any skin impurities, leaving it feeling refreshed, cleansed and glowing.

2) Papaya Exfoliator or Pineapple Cleanser - These natural fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, unblock pores and reduce the visibility of sunspots & discolouration.

3) Radiance-promoting Face Mask - formulated with red, purple and white clays that work together to exfoliate and brighten the skin, this mask helps to unclog pores, remove blackheads and promote a radiant complexion. The mask is gentle on sensitive skin and helps to calm inflammation.

4) Earth's Goodness Beauty Balm or Nourishing Face Oil - both are designed to give you the right amount of hydration and protection, so your skin can feel refreshed, firmer and glowing.

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For the Body:

1) Start with dry brushing - An ancient Ayurvedic practice that promotes healthy circulation and lymphatic drainage, dry brushing exfoliates the skin, helps reduce cellulite and increases the skin's natural healing properties.

2) Try hot/cold showers to increase blood circulation - alternating between hot and cold water helps to improve blood flow, invigorate the body and reduce inflammation. 

3) Finally nourish your body with the Perfect Moment Body Balm - our organic body balm is perfect to help revitalise both your body and mind. It contains essential oils such as lavender, patchouli and may chang, which are proven to have uplifting effects on the mind and body. Apply it after a bath or shower for long-lasting hydration.


We hope you find these blue Monday remedies helpful and that you’ll be able to beat the January blues in no time! Don’t forget to take some me-time with Potion Organic, so you can relax and feel your best. Start 2023 off on a positive note and put your happiness first!