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If you've found yourself feeling anxious, unsettled, or overwhelmed at this time of year, you're not alone. Research conducted by KLM airline in 2020 found that a quarter of Brits experience January blues and feel more miserable at the start of the year. Money worries, dark mornings and evenings, and returning to work after the festive period are just some of the reasons for feeling down.
"Janxiety" is the latest buzz word being used to describe anxious feelings, specifically during January. Give yourself a break and try to listen to your body. Do you need more sleep? Or need to cancel on that friend catch up to have a little down time? That's ok! There are lots of small ways you can relieve some of that stress so take this as your official notice to take some time out for you.
There are also a whole host of products and services around that you could benefit from. Whether you try a beauty product with stress-busting properties, CBD coffee to add a little calmness to your morning routine, or light a candle for some tranquility, there are lots options to help brighten your day a little. Read ahead for some of our suggestions to alleviate stress and relax.
If your anxiety is increasing, Anxiety UK also has plenty of resources to help.