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Give Monday a chance

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What we think affects how we feel.  We think sad, we feel sad.

With this in mind, who’s bright idea was it to name the third Monday of the month Blue Monday?

It’s not helpful. Especially this year.

It’s particularly unhelpful, when you realise that there’s no scientific evidence behind it being the most depressing day of the year. It’s a ruse, a trick, a ploy carefully concocted to encourage us to book our next holiday in the sun. This year that’s even more depressing – financial uncertainty coupled with not knowing when we can travel. Yippee, thanks for reminding us!

Not.

So, if Blue Monday is a big, thumping lie, let’s give it a chance and rename it. What would you call it? Bright Monday, Joyful Monday or what about Things-can-only-get-better Monday? I don’t know about you but anyone of these has a much better effect on me.

We’ve all got mental health on every day of every week of the year. But we’re not robots – we don’t all feel the same on any given day, whether we have a diagnosis of a mental health issue or not. Sometimes we feel temporarily down and that just cannot be compared to living with depression.

Words impact on how we feel, so I’m all for the placebo effect as long as it focuses on the positive. Why not pay a compliment to a colleague today? Say something good to yourself. Have a competition with your team to rename the third Monday in January.

We’d love to hear your ideas.

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@HeadtorchAmy Looking forward to this, going to be a cracker :)

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