January isn’t the best really, is it? January blues, dark days, and a never-ending month (anyone else feels like it lasts five years, not five weeks?) can be tough. Add to that the UK government’s announcement of a third national lockdown in England as a result of rising COVID-19 cases, plus the dystopian scenes of pro-Trump insurrectionists storming the Capitol Building in the States, and the start of 2021 has felt downright hopeless. To switch up the mundane monotony of what feels like an endlessly punishing news cycle, the Bustle UK team has shared the best mood-boosting buys to bring joy into your life this January.
In all seriousness, living in a global pandemic, and multiple lockdowns, plus being separated from loved ones and a general upheaval to everyday life can, and probably will, have an effect on mental health for many. Zoom quizzes and Saturday nights at home are no longer a novelty and living for the best part of a year under some form of lockdown restriction is far from easy. Don’t forget, there are plenty of mental health resources out there to help you through the third lockdown, and look after yourself. We also have a collection of funny memes that may help lift your spirits.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a little pick-me-up to help you on your way to self-care superstardom, we've got you covered. Here are the best mood-boosting buys to lift your spirits this lockdown.
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