Do you know that today is known as Blue Monday? Blue Monday traditionally falls on the third Monday of January every year marking the saddest day of the year. For 2018 it is going to happen on January 15. But do you know what it is all about?
There is no science behind it, in fact, it was a term created years ago by an advertising agency for a travel company to encourage people to book more trips after the holidays. However, many people still use the term, some came up with an idea to make it a positive thing.
Why is it the saddest day of the year? It happens supposedly due to a combination of factors – the cold weather, less money after the Christmas shopping spree or indeed debt, low motivation, the return to work or school after ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, abandoned new year resolutions, feeling alone…….
That’s why I was happy to find that there is now a Blue Monday Awareness Day. It comes at a time when people might need cheering up. It’s a special day, for people to focus on doing good for each other. But note that it is not necessarily about giving presents, just doing little acts of kindness.
A couple of years ago the organizers of the day had a thought. Wouldn’t it be good to start a new tradition that encouraged people to do nice things for each other? This inspiration then lead to the formulation of a wider day of happiness, and so Blue Monday was born.
Let’s spread the word on this awesome initiative and start celebrating this. So, what small act of kindness could you do today for someone? I am definitely going to participate of it this year.
Have some fun and beat Blue Monday!
Happy New Year to Everyone!