Beating Blue Monday




So today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. It’s half way through January, when most people are counting pennies and officially back into work, Christmas long forgotten. Not only that, but have you looked outside? Yup, I can definitely understand how this time of the year can be depressing. 

But how can you beat those blues and stay positive today? 

FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE

For me, the people I spend my life with always tend to put a smile on my face. Not work people necessarily (although there are a few who make me smile), the people I choose to see. First of foremost, usually my husband. He always manages to make me laugh, or smile, and just by chilling with him I feel better. Today I’ll actually be spending the majority of my evening with my bestie, Amber, at the gym. Worst places to be, but with one of my best people. Someone who always gives me the giggle, even in the gym. More than who you spend it with though, mainly remember the people who mean something, and remember how lucky you are to have them. The world can be a lonely place, but it only takes one or two to make you feel loved. 

FIND THE BEAUTY

There is beauty in the world, sometimes you have to look a little harder to find it, but once you do it really helps with the warm and fuzzies. Get some flowers, put them somewhere you can easily see them and revel in their beauty. Flowers always make me feel happy. Maybe go for a walk on your lunch (if it’s dry where you are) and keep an eye out, it’s amazing that you’ll see when you start looking. If flowers don’t rock your boat, then look for the beauty in other people, their relationships, how they work together. I love watching interactions, people watching is always fun, but seeing relationships build and flow is always interesting. 

REMEMBER GOOD MOMENTS

Memories last a life time, so if you do end up having a bad or a down day today, remember something good. Remember a day, or a time, where you felt truly happy. For me, it tends to be my wedding day, or any day of our honeymoon at the moment. Otherwise, it's small days or moments that make you feel good. Hold onto these today, and remember, there will be more like this to come.

LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT'S COMING

It's a new year, and that means it's full of new possibilities and adventures to have. There's going to be plans you've already made this year that you're going to be excited about. Whether it's a day trip, a lunch, a weekend away, hen party, wedding or holiday, hold onto that. There's always going to be something special to think about, and something to pull you through each part of every day. Whenever I had a bad day, I just hold onto the next exciting thing that's going to happen in my life. At the moment, it's going to London or the day, or my best friends Hen Party.  It pulls me through, and reminds me of better things to come. 

So today, when you get that blue feeling. Remember, you've had better days - and there's better days to come.

Much love, Lisa May

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1 comment

  1. These are really good tips in beating the winter blues! I usually let the gloom and doom of January get me down, but not this year!! x

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