Top Tips on How to Beat the February Blues!

Top Tips on How to Beat the February Blues!

At Culligan ZeroWater, we want to inspire and encourage you to beat the February blues by doing all that you can to boost your mental wellbeing during this cold, dark and often depressing period.

If you, like many of us, you are struggling during the start of the year to get in to gear, follow our top tips to improve your mental wellness and mindfulness in February 2022.

Culligan ZeroWater’s Top Tips to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing This February:

  1. Make the Most of the Daylight

    While it might not always seem appealing due to the cold weather, being outdoors in the sunlight can make you feel better and give you more energy. Exposure to natural light increases the levels of serotonin in the brain, which is associated with improved mood.

Many people in the UK are affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Symptoms of SAD start in the autumn and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. These symptoms often resolve during the spring and summer months. In order to try and avoid or help to ease your SAD this February, it’s important that you get as much sun light as possible during the winter months. Alternatively you can invest in a SAD lamp which mimics sun light in your home and can help to ease the effects of SAD.

Exercise & Sleep are the Cornerstones of Good Mental Health!

  1. Exercise

One of the best ways to improve wellbeing and mood is to get some exercise. A brisk walk with friends can be a great way to get some fresh air and release endorphins which will make you feel better.

You could even join the thousands of people that have joined a gym this February to get a few hours of exercise in when you can!

However, many people find the gym to be a stressful and intense environment therefore, we highly recommend homework outs! You remember homework outs from first lockdown, right? They are a great and fun way keep moving, maintain your level of fitness and give your mental wellbeing a boost. You can even get the whole family involved by following along with enthusiastic, energetic work out videos on YouTube in your very own living room. P.E. with Joe Wicks is an excellent example of a homework out that benefits both adults and children alike, as Wicks has since received an MBE for his amazing work keeping the British public and children active during lockdown – so you know he is the one to trust with your family’s fitness!

Exercise releases endorphins and serotonin which will help to decrease anxiety and make you feel energised and happier.

Exercise & Sleep are the Cornerstones of Good Mental Health!

  1. Get enough sleep

    Sleep is when your brain can rest, process anxieties through dreams and file away memories and information. Poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health and lead to you feeling short-tempered, anxious and worried. While the amount of sleep needed for good health and optimum performance mostly depends on the individual, the CDC recommends adults age 18-60 years get seven or more hours of sleep per night. You can visit this article from MIND for information on how to improve your sleep schedule and quality.

Healthy Diet & Hydration can Boost Your Mood Out of the Blues:

  1. Diet

What we put in our bodies can make a huge difference to our mood. When feeling down, you’re more likely to eat poorly, and either eat too much or too little. Having a varied, balanced diet can work wonders to improve your mood!

  1. Hydration

We realise it’s all too easy during the hubbub of day-to-day life to forget to drink the 2 litres of water your body needs to perform effectively both mentally and physically.  Yet, if you follow our top tips on how to stay hydrated, you too can reap the manifold benefits of hydration this February.

Healthy Diet & Hydration can Boost Your Mood Out of the Blues
A Healthy Diet & Hydration can Boost Your Mood Out of the Blues!

If you feel like you are stagnating this February, being sufficiently hydrated can make you feel more energised and more focused. Hydration also improves cognition, so by feeling more clear-headed and sharper due to drinking water, your productivity will consequently improve.

Moreover, being well-hydrated improves sleep quality, and has been known to improve mood!

To ensure your hydration consequent improved mental health, we suggest you invest in a Culligan ZeroWater filter. You can choose from a variety of styles to suit you!

  1. Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is a depressant and will make you feel more sluggish and irritable. While it may be appealing to drink more than usual to get through the dark and cold nights, this could impact your mental wellbeing and lead to you feeling worse in the long run.

Self-Awareness is Key when Improving Your Mental Health

Self-Awareness is Key when Improving Your Mental Health:

  1. Identify your worries

    Try and identify what it is that is making you feel anxious or sad. Remember, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Talk to your trusted friends and family about your worries and anxieties, don’t bottle up your feelings. Here are some help lines you can access for emotional support during this universally trying time.

  2. Be kind to yourself

    Many people set unrealistic New Year resolutions and then feel a sense of deflation and failure when they can’t keep them. Remember to slow down and make some time for yourself. Practice self care, take time for yourself; have a bath, mediate, read, watch a film, take some time off of social media. It’s best to focus on the present – you can only do your best with what you have today. Mindfulness meditation is one way of bringing your mind back to the present moment.

  3. Switch off

    Being constantly connected to technology can negatively impact your mood. Switching phones and tablets off at least 90 minutes before you go to bed can help you to relax, feel less anxious and get a good night’s sleep

  4. Learn something new

    Do something new.Sign up for that cour Take on a new responsibility. Volunteer. Learn a new recipe or how to play an instrument. Set a goal. Learning something new can be fun, make you feel good and build your confidence!

How Can a Water Filter Aid YOUR Mental Wellbeing?

7 Cup Water Filter Jug by Culligan ZeroWater

At Culligan ZeroWater, we want to ensure your families mental and physical health by providing you with Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration Systems.

As we have discussed hydration can greatly improve your mental wellbeing and we believe that it is in our best interested to be hydrated with the most contaminant free water possible. This is where our water filters come in!

Our water filter systems successfully outperform all other 2-stage filters on the market such as Brita Filters. While simplistic 2-stage filters are only able remove around half of all dissolved solids, our advanced filters guarantee to drastically reduce the amount of ‘Total Dissolved Solids’ and contaminants in your water!

When tested in accordance with the NSF’s protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), Culligan ZeroWater reduces 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium from your tap water. They are also third party tested to reduce 96% of Mercury, 93% of Arsenic and 99% of Copper, among many other contaminants!

Beat the February Blues with Culligan ZeroWater’s Healthy, Pure Tasting Water. The cliché ‘New Year, New You’ is Possible with Culligan ZeroWater!

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