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Blue Monday is fast approaching and falls on the 21st of January this year; if you haven’t heard of it, it’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year – oh joy! But what makes it so terrible? Apparently it’s a concoction of post-Christmas blues kicked off by cold and miserable weather, long dark nights, failed new years resolutions and empty bank accounts in desperate need of a paycheck.
It’s safe to say that I’m not a fan of Blue Monday and certainly won’t be celebrating it myself, so I thought I’d throw together a list of helpful tips and tricks to help you beat those blues! Kicking things off with something a little more close to home – blue balls. If I could imagine anything as bad a Blue Monday then it would have to be blue balls, so to counteract the occasion I suggest everybody starts the day with a w*nk, or two. And when you get home from work have your partner on a promise for a red hot night of passion, ideal for bringing a spark to the cold winter evenings.
There’s nothing like a Monday morning meeting looming over you at work to spoil a good weekend, so this Blue Monday push your meetings back a day or two or even finish them off early before home time on Friday. That way you can kick back, relax and do anything but feel blue.
After over indulging on rich fatty foods and alcohol in the run up to Christmas and then basically starving with the depravation of January after hopes of getting slim and healthy have gone up the creek, it’s now time you let yourself feel human again rather than a failure for resolutions falling through. Go to your favourite restaurant for dinner, order a cheeky take out or prepare a meal together at home with a bottle of wine and enjoy yourself.
Tomorrow is another day, your goals can be reset and you can easily be back on the wagon before lunchtime – but for now live in the moment, rest, recover and treat yourself safe in the knowledge that Blue Monday doesn’t have to suck all of the fun out of life.
I find watching movies from my childhood always fills me with nostalgia, excitement and hope, so stick on your favourite flick from when you were a kid and reminisce to the days when you didn’t have a care in the world. Sometimes we just need to recapture the magic of days gone by in order to appreciate where we are now.
Finally if Blue Monday is getting you down then why not sofa surf for a sizzling hot summer holiday. If you plan it far enough in advance you can save steadily throughout the year making the cost more manageable, have enough time to get in shape for that perfect beach body and have something super exciting to look forward to for the rest of the winter chills. Blue Monday? Not a chance!