It’s not always easy to be positive and fabulous when you are feeling blue, so here are some top tips on how to get through this Blue Monday!
What is Blue Monday?
Blue Monday is coined as the most depressing day of the year and this time it falls on Monday 15th January 2018.
Broke Girl’s Blue Monday Survival Guide
Blast some music – nothing beats playing your favourite tunes in the morning to feeling good. I am someone who constantly hits snooze, but on Blue Monday get out of bed and put the music straight on! Unforgettable by French Montana feat. Swae Lee is my number one feel-good song at the moment.
Go out for lunch – ok, everyone is broke, but there are always deals around the city. No-one is drinking this Dry January, which will keep costs down. Don’t spend your lunch hour at the desk. Get out! Check out our article on the CityMunch app for inspiration.
New Year. New You – Create a mood board or pinterest board with ideas for 2018. What would you like to do this year? Where would you like to go? Keep a journal with all of your thoughts and hopes for this year. It’s a New Year. New You!
Pamper Evening – Have a bubble bath and relax. Nothing feels better than a lovely clean, cosy bed. Prepare it the night before so you can dive in after work and change into your PJs. A good night’s sleep will help get rid of those blues.
Phone a friend – phone your best friend for a natter or someone you haven’t spoken to in ages. Don’t feel you are alone today. Make time for your other half/ housemates/ friends/ family.
Top 10 Films to get through Blue Monday
Nothing beats a good feel-good film to put you in a good mood. Grab your housemate/other half/friend or just curl up in bed by yourself with a great film. Take a look at our top 10 films to get through Blue Monday.
10 films to get through Blue Monday
Check our Top 10 films guide with suggestions to feel good this Blue Monday. Let us know which film makes you feel good in the comments below.
Suffering from depression?
Mental health charities are keen to stress that for those suffering from depression, this is something that affects people all year around. Blue Monday may be coined the most depressing day of the year, but for those people who are genuinely suffering from depression, please do seek professional help.
MIND: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 / Samaritans: 116 123
Author: Marie Ellis
People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City – a smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn’t much I don’t know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.