The Myth of Blue Monday; How to feel happier today!
I am here to tell you that Blue Monday is a myth!…. Yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The term ‘Blue Monday’ was coined by Psychologist Cliff Arnall in 2005 to highlight the factors that could get you down during January as part of marketing strategy for a holiday company. There is no robust scientific evidence that we are actually more fed up on the third Monday of January than on any other day.
Cliff Arnall has even apologised for himself since the term took on such a negative connotation, promoting the idea that it is only ok to be down on one day a year and scuppering the chances of any of us who happen to enjoy January (yes, those people exist!). Cliff assures us that what he intended, was to encourage us to reflect on our year ahead to improve our lives for the better.
On that note, I am going to share with you five tips for feeling happier on any day of the week during any month of the year.
It is amazing to me how small things can make a difference to how you feel and that we can be more in control of our own happiness than we realise.
Let’s get started…