According to press and leading psychologists, the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year.
A miserable combination of early morning, cold weather, blues at work, and tight New Year's budgets can get a little too much, and we sit at our desks and wish we were somewhere else.
If that sounds like you, then frown and follow our top tips to beat Blue Monday!
1. Book a vacation
Leave hibernation and book yourself having fun in the sun – not only does it give you something to look forward to, it also helps you start the health kick that you have postponed!
2. Get a facial
After all the time I spent with the family over Christmas, January is the ideal month to invest some time. A facial allows you to rest, relax and get away from the worries of everyday life. It will lighten and revitalize your complexion. Book your Pai facial today.
3. Eat yourself happy
And no, we don't mean comfort food! There are a number of foods that have been scientifically proven to improve your mood. Beans such as kidney, soy and borlotti regulate the mood enhancer serotonin, while chocolate is said to promote the release of serotonin and dopamine, another happiness hormone.
As boring as it sounds, exercise has been shown to increase our energy level and improve our mood. Meditative exercises such as yoga or Pilates can also help reduce stress, which in turn has a positive effect on the skin.
5. Look at the good side
While it may not be "warm" here in the UK, it is certainly sunny and getting brighter every day. Spring is just around the corner, so start smiling!