Blue Monday, a made up gimmick, but a valid one nonetheless. So if you're feeling a little glum, know that you're not alone.

The high of the holidays are wearing thin, bills are starting to come in, daylight is at a premium, and nights are long and cold.

Our experts have all the pick-me-ups you need to survive the most depressing day of the year and keep the Winter blues away until Spring.

Plan a Self Care Day:

A great day starts with feeling good about yourself. A hair appointment may just be what the doctor ordered. A weekly or biweekly blowout is more beneficial than you may know. Did you know that human-to-human contact reduces anxiety by activating the love hormone? 

Make a Hygge Routine:

Hygge is a Danish word that translates to the mood of cozy. We are creatures of habit, by making a cozy routine just for you will give you a sense of warmth. Our friends over at TO112 have created a bundle especially for a hygge night in.

TO112 Calm AF bundle

Eat Your Greens:

Winter is hibernation season, and comfort food is easily accessible with a click of a button. But our experts suggest maintaining a balanced diet in the long run. Food packed with nutritious vitamins will not only make you feel good on the inside, it will give your hair and skin a glowing boost as well. We love following Dr. Elena Krasnov for wholesome recipes!

Get Outside:

We know, it's cold outside! Connecting to nature is one of the best things you can do for yourself when you're feeling low. Wrap up warm, grab a friend, get some hot chocolate and go for a walk in your local park!