Blue Monday falls on 21st January this year. For those who don’t know, Blue Monday (or the third Monday in January) is so called for multiple reasons. Partly due to the January blues we all feel now that all the Christmas festivities are over and we’re all back to work. We’ve also lost the motivation we had at the start of the month, resulting in many a broken resolution- who gives a damn about dry January anyway! Additionally, most of us are feeling the financial strain after over-spending in December, plus the dreary weather does nothing to help cheer us all up!
There is no scientific evidence proving Blue Monday is the worst day of the year, however we think it’s still a good opportunity to refocus yourself and your business!
Go get ‘em Monday
It’s time to flip Blue Monday on its head, and instead use the day as an opportunity to focus on the positives in your life. Map out everything that is currently going well and celebrate all that you have achieved! This might even give you the motivation to set fresh goals and put an action plan in place to achieve them!
Mental Health Monday
January is many people’s least favourite month as lots of us feel low and negative at this time of year. So why not use Blue Monday to assess the actions your business could take to improve the mental health of your employees? After all, happy employees = happy business!
The charity Samaritans have got the right idea by promoting “Brew Monday”– a fundraising event urging you to meet up with family, friends, neighbours or colleagues for a cuppa. Getting together for a chat can help alleviate the January blues, whilst also raising money for a great cause!
Make it your own Monday
Go for a walk, set new goals or have a catch up with friends; whatever you decide to do, make sure that you look after yourself and prioritise your mental health!
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