Everyone dreads this time of the year. Broke from the holidays, a bulge around the waist, gloomy weather and a return to work after weeks of holiday parties with friends and family visits. And you probably just about gave up your New Year’s Resolution.
These unfortunate factors all come together to make Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. This year, Blue Monday falls on January 16, 2017.
Blue Monday was actually created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea wasn’t derived from the results of any in-depth research, but instead by using a calculation involving such factors as current weather conditions and debt levels
So how exactly do you know what day Blue Monday will fall?
The date is usually reported as falling on the third Monday in January, but you can also use the designated formula to find out what day in January it will fall.
Instead of letting the Monday blues get you down this year, here are a few ways to conquer the glummest day of the year.
Exercising is an easy way to kick the winter blues and lift your spirits. Any movement you enjoy, be it running, walking, swimming, biking, will boost endorphins and leave you feeling happier and calmer.
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- Vitamin D
Try to get some sunlight to help bring some cheer to your day. Natural light helps stabilize serotonin and triggers endorphin, both mood-boosting hormones. See if you can get outside for at least ten minutes today.
If the weather is ultimately too glum to receive some vitamin D, try the Verilux® Happy Light Liberty. The Verilux Happy Light Liberty 5K Natural Spectrum Energy Lamp can help you fight fatigue, regain focus, and improve your mood. Use it at home as a desk lamp, at work or wherever you need energizing light that will give you some extra vitamin D.
- Evo Tactical
On the most depressing day of the year, let’s not make it worse by cracking your phone screen with an accidental drop. We’ve got your back with the Evo Tactical. This case can endure the depressing day ahead while complementing your smartphone’s premium, refined design. Designed to endure your busy day, you can trust the ultra-thin and lightweight case which offers 3m/9.9ft drop protection.
Expressing gratitude is a proven way to make you happier and more aware of the blessings in your life. And with the app Mojo (More than a journal) you can log all the things you are grateful for on a daily basis. The app is even coming out with new features like buddies and tracking progress!