You might be feeling down right now but it’s not because of the day on the calendar. Blue Monday is a PR stunt that was originally dreamed up to promote winter travel. Blue Monday is a myth, a false calculation based on things like the gloomy weather, post-Christmas debt, disappointment from not keeping new year’s resolutions, dissatisfaction about going back to work and general doom and gloom. No scientific study has ever validated the claim that Blue Monday actually exist.
However, less daylight, isolation, and colder winter days can lead to a rise in depression. Here are a few ideas for beating the Winter Blues.
How to Beat the Winter Blues
5 Simple Ways To Beat Your Monday Blues
- Go to bed early on Sunday night. Your body will thank you for it. It’s important to prepare for sleep using a helpful bed-time routine such as having a warm bath and limiting blue lights which often radiate from mobile phones and tablets.
- Plan your Monday schedule, as it’ll help you to feel more in control. Remember to incorporate time in your day for a relaxing lunch. If you find yourself feeling stressed, take a quick 5-minute break to practice being mindful.
- Meet a friend and have a good laugh! Go for a Monday night supper with a friend—better yet, one you haven’t caught up with since Christmas.
- Burn some energy. Exercise causes out body to produce natural anti-depressants and will help boost your moods.
- Don’t pressure yourself. Find somehing that makes you happy! Being happy is not a one size fits all scenario!
5 Ways to Help Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
- 1. Light Therapy
- Change of Scenery
Today’s Upstate Event Calendar
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