5 tips to get through Blue Monday!
Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and although it’s not scientifically proven that today is the saddest day of the year, it does make sense. The holidays are over, the Christmas lights have been removed and you have to get back to reality. Then you realize you’ve spend too much money, gained some weight and the days are dark and cold. It takes ages before you have planned your next holiday and the New Year’s resolutions are really difficult. Everything together makes you sad and depressed. Conquer these feelings and defeat the Blue Monday Blues:
- Keep on working on those New Year’s Resolutions
Get yourself together, find someone who has the same resolutions and don’t give up. You can do this!
- Book your next holiday!
If you haven’t booked one yet, do it now! This can be a few days off or perhaps the next summer holiday. However, the perspective of going away makes you a lot happier!
- Smile the blues away!
Smiling has a positive effect on your mood, even on Blue Monday. It creates endorphines, so called ‘feelgood hormones’. So open Youtube or Facebook for a few minutes and watch cat-movies or tell your colleagues jokes to get through the day.
By excercising and working at your body you defeat the stress hormones and make happy hormones. So start running, ride your bike or jump a rope. Do something active and get happy!
- Make delicious food
Make sure you have a good breakfast to give your day a jumpstart. Take a healthy lunch and prepare a delicious and healthy diner to reward yourself for surviving this day. Then you have something to look forward to in the morning.
Not everyone has problems with Blue Monday. But if you keep these tips in mind, it can make your day better. And perhaps you have to do this every day, to make every week a happy day. Have a nice day!