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5 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up This Blue Monday

Christmas is over, the decorations are down, and there's been a few cold January nights spent pondering already-broken New Year's Resolutions while enduring the seemingly endless wait for payday. Blue Monday, a concept defined by a single formula to determine the "most depressing day of the year", arrives on the third Monday of each year.

But it's not all doom and gloom – we're here to reassure you there are things you can do to combat the January blues by looking ahead to your next holiday. At, we've compiled five ways to kick Blue Monday into touch and make January a month to look forward to.

Look for your next holiday

Who doesn't love a good deal? If you're anything like us here at, you'll already be dreaming about your next holiday. Whether you're searching for an exotic escape or a UK staycation, browsing holidays is sure to boost your mood, especially when you bag a beach break at a bargain price. Warning: taking advantage of January sales will likely leave you feeling smug.

Book a much-needed getaway

Banish the January blues by booking a 2022 getaway. The anticipation of booking a trip makes up a large part of the holiday experience, so do it the right way. Whether you're craving a change of scenery, want to try something new or spend more time with the family, there are a million reasons to book a holiday. No matter your reason, booking a holiday can get you out of a funk and give you something to look forward to. Nothing quite compares to that holiday feeling.

Binge Watch An Uplifting Series

Kick back, relax and spend the evening binge-watching your favourite TV series. From Schitt's Creek to Friends and Emily in Paris, there are plenty of uplifting series to improve your mood. You may even find inspiration for future travels. Tune in to The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals to see some incredible budget, unique and luxury properties around the globe.

Cook up a storm

Dress up, put on some upbeat music and cook your ultimate comfort food! Singing at the top of your lungs and throwing shapes around your kitchen is sure to put a smile on your face. Pizza, pasta, tapas - the choice is yours. Treating yourself to some top-notch food can be a great way to cheer yourself up. Remember, it's called comfort food for a reason.

Keep active

From rolling hills to rugged mountains and stunning coastlines, Britain's diverse landscapes make for great walking. It’s free, fun, and even a brisk walk releases feel-good endorphins. Ditch the over-crowded gym and get outdoors today. Whether you go for a leisurely stroll or hardcore hike, the rush of fresh air is guaranteed to perk you up this January.

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