Is it just me or was it extra cold and extra dark when the alarm went off this morning?
Christmas has been packed back into its box, winter is well and truly underway, and optimistic resolutions are now things that actually need doing as opposed to just being flaky dreams or the long forgotten vows they will be in a fortnight’s time. The first Monday after New Year is also when most people go back to work, so it’s little wonder that it has earned the reputation of being the most depressing day of the year.
Still the accusation got me to thinking; is this sad feeling on what has earned the tagline “Blue Monday” a minor blip, just a small symptom of the hangover of the festive season, or is it indicative of something more problematic? Because when it comes down to it, nothing has happened. We’ve just returned to the same reality we were in before.
So it seems to me that a decision needs to be made. If tomorrow everything is better, as it was before, Blue Monday is just a hangover period and things will start looking up again. If not though, and you are unhappy with your life, say with your job, financial situation, or whatever, maybe Blue Monday is a sign that the New Year is the time to take steps to change things.
I don’t think that self-improvement is something that ever really stops, and always have some plans to bring about change in my world, but I’ve used New Year to review where things are and come up with a plan as to where things are going and where I want to be on Blue Monday next year.
And, it doesn’t hurt, to look for the best things in each and every day anyway!
Smile, it’s only 354 sleeps until Christmas!
Love and peace.
All views in this post are my own and do not represent medical advice. If you feel you might be suffering from clinical depression, or any other mental health issue, please contact your doctor as soon as possible xx