Well, actually, it was made up by psychologist, Cliff Arnall, 17 years ago, who was commissioned by a travel company to come up with reasons to book a holiday without any real 'science' behind it at all. Yet here we are, all feeling 'blue' perhaps more so because we think we should be today.
OK, granted, January is infamously the worst month of the year. The festive fun and excitement has given way to cold and dark winter days and nights (and this year we're in lockdown too!). Some of us are partaking in 'Dry January', whilst others are trying to shift a few pounds and payday is still a couple of weeks away. OK, the outlook is a bit bleak, yet, being an eternal optimist, why should we succumb to the 18th's depressing attributes?
And what's so bad about blue anyway? Many blue things are beautiful – tropical seas, cloudless skies, butterflies and flowers. However, if you are feeling depressed, unsettled, anxious there are professionals who can help you – you are not alone. Do not suffer in silence. At the bottom of this page I have listed organisations that can help you.
Here's what I propose - how about we turn this Blue Monday into Yellow Monday (considered the happiest of all colours)? Think of the dazzling sun, daffodils, lemons (especially in a G&T for those not partaking in 'dry Jan') and consider today #motivationalmonday for your work goals and personal ones too!
Mondays are the start of a new week. New goals. New opportunities. New challenges to over come. New adventures. New people to meet (OK, albeit over Zoom).
For SME business owners it's advisable to start the new week reviewing your current cashflow situation. Do you have working capital? Has the pandemic affected your income? Well, in that case consider one of the many SME finance options available to you; and with our help it can be arranged quickly and without any hassle – we even manage all the admin on your behalf.
Notoriously hard to arrange by yourself, as an approved broker I can arrange this for you quickly and easily; what's more I boast a 90% + approval success rate.
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Feeling Alone, Depressed, Anxious – Here's Professional Help
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed - not just today but any day - there are a number of professional bodies you can speak to. You are NOT alone and there is help and advice just a phone call away – remember, it's good to talk.
Mind – 0300 123 3393
Therapy For You – 01268 739128
Samaritans – 116 123
Young Minds – 0808 802 5544
Shout - 85258