I heard on the Radio this morning that today is Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year!
Understandably there’s not really a lot happening this month; as the DJ kindly reminded me. The last few months have provided a series of festivities such as Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night and Christmas so it’s wonder that January feels like one big Hangover, with Blue Monday being the halfway point.
Let’s not forget how much we hate waking up when it’s still dark, losing 10 minutes most mornings de-icing the Car, wearing 5 layers of clothing to work etc.
And if that wasn’t enough, January notoriously is the toughest month financially as most of us received December’s pay packet at a week earlier than usual.
Blue Monday has also been criticised by Mental Health Charities today who claim that the nickname is just another pointless PR ploy, encouraging a negative mindset which can have a deeper impact on people who are already suffering with mental health problems.
Personally, I’m not sure exactly what all the fuss is about, as Mondays have a tendency to have most of us feeling a little blue after enjoying a couple of days away from the Office.
If you find yourself struggling with Blue Monday, or just Mondays in general, check out my previous Blog Post and indulge in a little ‘Me time’ this evening… a little self-care goes a long way!