Ways to beat Blue Monday

Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressing day of the year, falls on the third Monday of January every year. It is speculated to be the most depressing day due to the worsening weather, the long wait until pay day and the joy of Christmas long gone.

Read further for some helpful tips on how you can keep your mental wellbeing in check not just on Blue Monday, but every day.

  • Make sure to spend some time outdoors. It may sound cliché but getting out in the fresh air every day is a great way to boost your mood and energy, even if it’s a quick walk on your lunch break!
  • If work is making you feel overwhelmed, break down your to-do list into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  • Catch up with friends and family, even if it’s a fifteen-minute chat over the phone – you’ll feel much better for spending that time with someone close to you.
  • Engaging in self-care is a great way to recharge your batteries and prioritise yourself. Be sure to include some “me-time” in your routine this week!
  • If you really feel like your mood is getting on top of you, be sure to seek professional advice. Click the link below for helpful resources – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/