North East Post
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12:30 AM 9th January 2022

Beat The Blues This January

After all the festivities, January feels like a bit of a blue month. Blue Monday is also fast approaching on the 17th, which is often referred to as the saddest day of the year. But, it’s not all doom and gloom! Photo experts at CEWE, have shared insight that highlights how our photos can hold the key to boosting our moods in the new year.

The findings from the research shows that looking back at our photos has a significant impact on our wellbeing and can dramatically improve our mood. Over a fifth of people look back at their old photo’s multiple times a week and when doing so they feel nostalgic (65%), happy (56%), relaxed (31%) and inspired (14%).

But this isn’t the only feeling our old photos give us. In fact, the research shows that the nation finds looking back and reminiscing on their favourite snaps more relaxing than meditating and listening to podcasts.

The preferred ways to relax include:

Having a bath (34%)
Looking at photos (32%)
Exercise (25%)
Listening to podcasts (9%)
Meditating (8%)

A photo expert at CEWE, says:
“Our photos are incredibly powerful as they hold the key to our treasured memories. When we see them, they have the power to transport us back to exact moments and evoke feelings associated with those times. This instant boost releases endorphins that can be truly beneficial for our wellbeing, making us feel happy.

If you’re feeling slightly deflated this new year, there is no better way to boost your mood than by looking back at your photos. You’ll feel an immediate sense of warmth and happiness with each snap as you’re reminded of a treasured memory you share with people you love.”

To beat the blues this January, take the time to reminisce on all the moments from the past year that made you smile by creating a yearbook filled with your favourite photos. From birthdays and Christmas, to new experiences such as holidays, weddings and days out – each year that goes by is filled with memorable occasions and creating a yearbook is the perfect way to cherish those memories and instantly lift your mood.

Looking back on these special moments you’ve created will help you to appreciate all the wonderful memories you’ve made with the people that you love and is sure to put a smile on your face. Compile all of your cherished memories in one book, get cosy and reminisce on all of the wonderful occasions, events and milestones from the last year – a sure way to boost your mood this January.

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