Osius' top tips for Blue Monday

As we approach another Blue Monday, we understand that this day may be difficult for many of you. 

One way to bring some optimism to the day is to focus on your resolutions or overall goals for this year. These don’t have to be anything big - just giving yourself a few minutes away from your phone, or getting some fresh, wintery air can be a much-needed respite. 

Even if it’s just a quick walk around the block, this can have a positive impact on your mental health, as it can reduce the feelings of stress and anger, and help you feel more relaxed. This is particularly important if you are currently working from home, and need moments away from the same room. 

Another way to combat these blues is with a healthy diet - good food, good mood isn’t just a phrase! There’s such a thing as the gut-brain connection, as the gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. 

This is why bone broth is a valuable addition to your diet, as the amino acids Osius contains can support digestion and heal the intestinal barrier, as well as the gelatine and glycine, which studies suggest can reduce inflammation. For more info about the gut-brain connection, check out our blog here.

We have a vast array of recipes on our website to try out with our bone broth, from easy lunch fixes like soup, to slow cooked favourites for the whole family at dinner. Creating new dishes in the kitchen can also bring benefits this Blue Monday, as it is a great outlet for creative expression, and can have a positive impact on your self esteem when you make delicious meals for yourself and your loved ones. 

During our busy lives, and especially during winter, it may be tempting to drink endless cups of coffee, but excessive caffeine can actually be damaging for your mental health. Instead, swap one of your lattes for a mug of bone broth, which offers the comfort of a hot drink whilst providing additional health benefits. 

These are just a few of our top tips for Blue Monday, but we would love to hear more from you. And don’t forget that you can download your free wellness plan with any purchase!