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How to beat the bluest of Mondays?


Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020

Why is Monday 20 January the calendar’s gloomiest day and how can you use as it as a springboard for better things.

Bob Geldof (KBE) sung about his dislike for Mondays in the classic Boomtown Rats’ hit (showing my age a little here…but hey ho we carry on…)

It’s safe to say then, that Bob REALLY wouldn’t like Monday 20 January.

Psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall has identified the date as being the most depressing day of the year.

And here’s why the good Doctor came to his conclusion.

1) The weather this time of year is usually rubbish.

2) The Christmas feelgood factor is long gone and the credit card bills from the festive period start arriving.

3) Add to that a lot of us have broken our new year resolutions and the long summer days and evenings seem far, far away.

But it need not be all doom and gloom – here are seven super simple things you can do to lift your mood – at any time of the year.

• Listen to a song you love.

• Get outside in the fresh air. We have lots of nice places to walk around within minutes of Halesowen such as Leasowes Park and Clent is stunning this time of year.

• Have a tidy up.

• Treat yourself to something nice – a cake, a book or a day out.

• Call your best friend.

• Do something nice for someone else with no expectation of getting something back.

• Get up, dress up and list three things you are grateful for.

If the above fails, you can always put a note in your phone/calendar/diary looking forward to Friday 17 July which according to Dr A’s formula is the happiest day of the year.

At Bloore King & Kavanagh, we take pride in putting smiles on our clients’ faces and doing our bit to add some cheer to the community in Halesowen