I've got the Blues on Blue Monday!


Today, the 3rd Monday in January is known as Blue Monday when many people feel at the lowest, depressed and unhappy. This is supposedly due to some factors occurring at a similar time which include Christmas being a fading memory, payday still a week away,January bills coming through, rest of the year still to go through, high hoped resolutions broken, cold, gloomy weather, government uncertainty on Brexit and such factors.

Ways to combat Blue Monday….

  • Realise that today is also a Super Red Moon not to be repeated for 10 years

  • Seeing the beauty of nature ( I saw a gaggle of geese fly in V formation overhead)

  • Write down 3 things that your are grateful for

  • Write down 3 things that would make today great

  • Write done 3 things you are looking forward to this year (family weddings, holiday, get together etc)

  • Take a moment to enjoy mindfulness and focus on your breathing, do a short body scan, a mindful walk or mindful eating

  • Read and share an inspiring quote e.g “Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day”

  • Read and share an inspiring story

  • Tell a joke

  • Laugh out loud for no reason

  • Call a friend, have chat

  • Get together for a coffee or meal with a friend or family member

  • Give a donation to a good cause (time or money)

  • Cuddle a dog

  • Do an act of kindness

  • Do 5 star jumps, some exercise

  • Attend the last day of Museum of Happiness, Winter Happiness Festival and take part in a Sound Bath

What are some of the ways you can think of ?