So here we are, halfway through January. How are you feeling? 

For many of us, it’s a severe case of dragging ourselves through January and the post-Christmas slump. This feeling can easily seep into February as we limp towards spring and a brighter dawn (literally). 

Adding insult to injury, we now have ‘Blue Monday’ looming on the 21st of January, labelled as the most gloomy day of the year. While the science behind it is somewhat shady, it does highlight how difficult and bleak this time of year can be for many people.

However, fret not, as there are several things you can do to improve your mood and sense of wellbeing during this time of year. In this article, we have listed eight practical ways to help you take control and banish those winter blues.