Blue Monday: How to look after your mental health during lockdown

Digital artist Loish asked her Twitter followers for mental health tips (Image credit: Loish)

Mid-January is tough at the best of times – and these are most certainly not the best of times. With many of us having found ourselves back in lockdown during the colder, darker and shorter days of winter, people more aware of their mental health than ever. And with today, Blue Monday, said to be the most depressing day of the year, it's never been more important to engage in some self care.

Last year, superstar digital artist Loish asked her 251,000-plus followers on Twitter for their mental health tips on coping with the year so far, and received over 250 responses. We trawled through the thread to find what we think are the best tips. 

Tickets to Vertex 2021: £25 per person

Tickets to Vertex 2021: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£25 per person
Fancy hearing from Loish and tons more artists and creative professionals? Get your ticket to Vertex, the hottest event for 2D and 3D artists. Returning on 25 February, the virtual event promises an extravaganza of industry insight from across the world of digital art.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.