Blue Monday

Blue Monday - Who's Looking After Doctors?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw

Mondays are hard enough, but the one just gone was 'Blue Monday'. According to some it is the most depressing day of the year. It raises a very topica...

Feeling Blue - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

It's Blue Monday, a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year and the worst month for suicides.

How To Beat Blue Monday And Have A Good Day

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

A clever stunt if you think about it, because what is the one thing people are craving in January? A holiday! So whilst their profits are going through the roof, the rest of us are expected to mope around, full of negativity because somebody, somewhere, decided that today has to be a bad day.

The Real Meaning Of Blue Monday

Chris O’Sullivan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris O’Sullivan

The Blue Monday myth - like all good legends - has some elements of truth. We know that some people living with mental health problems find the winter months harder. If the Blue Monday hype has drawn your attention to your mental health, or made you think about how a friend, colleague, or loved one might be feeling then it has done some good.

Your Listening Ear Can Tackle The Blue Monday Gloom

Ian Ashman | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Ashman

We're rightly encouraged to talk about our feelings when we're experiencing difficulty. It can often be the first step to dealing with whatever the problem is and preventing it from escalating. However, for talking to be effective we need someone to listen. So why don't we make this year's Blue Monday a day of listening?

Blueness Isn't Just For Monday, It's For Life

Bruce Daisley | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

There's a physiological reason for this stress. There's a pleasure/pain war going on, partly exacerbated by modern technology. When we get messages and responses to our interactions, our brains reward us with lots of boosts of the pleasure hormone dopamine. Seeking these out often feels more rewarding than concentrating on a superficially dull task.

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I usually get lost in crime fiction or romantic novels that are easy to read, rather than non-fiction books that could teach me a little bit about life. But, after seeing a series of books cropping up on social media with claims they could "improve my life for the better", I took the plunge and bought some.

The Truth About Blue Monday

Isabella Goldie | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Isabella Goldie

The truth that Blue Monday gives us an opportunity to talk about is that we all have mental health and that there are steps we can take all year round to protect it. The major risk factors for mental ill-health, poverty, trauma, loneliness, ongoing stress and physical ill-health, are not confined to one day, let alone one month.

Beating Blue Monday - How To Survive The Most Miserable Day Of The Year

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

If on Monday you feel it is particularly hard to get out of bed and that the day ahead is bound to be hard, depressing and miserable, then there could be a reason why. The 16th January is "Blue Monday", dubbed the most "miserable day of the year".

How You Can Hit The Gym For Free On Monday 16 January

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Monday 16 January, or Blue Monday as it’s more commonly known, is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. So to get hearts racing (and preve...

Blue Monday: Let's Talk About Depression

Francesca Selsby | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Selsby

Blue Monday is typically the third Monday of January and is considered the most 'depressing day of the year'. But is 'Blue Monday' actually a thing? By saying we are 'so depressed' that Christmas is over, aren't we just trivialising depression?

New Beginnings and New Approaches for a Happier January and Always

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

It is very easy to find ourselves stuck, to end up in a funk where we continue in a spiral downward slump of no return. To which I say STOP, you have what it takes to turn it all around and it starts with your mindset and outlook on your approach to life.

Blue Monday Trivialises Mental Illness

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

It badges the likes of depression as a condition that's about being upset with the cold January weather, Christmas debts and the back to work humdrum that can be solved by a shopping spree, snuggling up with a hot chocolate or contemplating starting a new hobby.

Blue Monday 'Trivialises Depression', Say Mental Health Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Blue Monday is touted by many to be the "most depressing day of the year". But the day, which falls on 16 January this year, has been criticised b...

Blue Monday: A Dangerous Myth

George Woolfrey | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
George Woolfrey

How are you? No, how are you really? Because just for today, you can legitimately respond with something other than, "Fine thanks." I may not be the first person to point out to you that today is Blue Monday, supposedly "the most depressing day of the year". Well, shut the front door; it's not. The term was coined back in 2005 as part of an advertising campaign, and has been spreading misunderstanding ever since. A quick Google will tell you that the whole concept is a load of rubbish and has about as much scientific basis as Ghostbusters.

Think Happy, Be Happy: My Path to Beating the Blues

Sallyann Keizer | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sallyann Keizer

I googled, "happiness" and my journey began. I'd spent much of my life believing that my happiness was dependent on external circumstances: whether I was in a loving relationship, if my job was rewarding, and my family was content.

Blue Monday - The Soundtrack to the Gloomiest Day of the Year

Rachel Braier | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Braier

In my last blog I listed my top ten favourite albums. Its natural sequel, would be a discussion of the latest social media trend, which is to post se...

A Healthy Dollop Of #MondayMotivation To Get You Through The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everybody knows that Mondays are a struggle. The weekend's gone way too fast, you're feeling a little groggy and the last place you want to be righ...

Tempted to Leave Your Job? Maybe You Need More Autonomy at Work.

Charlie Mowat | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Charlie Mowat

I'm particularly interested in autonomy, the need people have to choose and be in control of the things they do. In the workplace, this means a sense of ownership over tasks.

2015 Style Awards: And the Winter Winner Goes to...

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

We suffer through Blue Monday, woeful winds stronger than Channing Tatum doing squat thrusts with Geoff Capes and days greyer than Christian Grey lying on a grey bed in a grey room, crowing about all the shades of grey he can think of, like a depressed Dulux colour chart.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

Reasons Why Blue Monday Doesn't Have to Be Blue

Claire Lim | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lim

I felt fine yesterday so why am I being told that I'm depressed today? Even if you are feeling the January blues, there are still plenty of reasons to be feeling quite the opposite. Let's not start the year on a sour note, let's push on and make the best of the first month of the year.

Go on, Pamper Yourself With an All-Weather Walk!

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

It's here again: Blue Monday - the start of the third week in January is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. There's no actual scientific evidence to back this up but it's the kind of theory that feels true whether there's any real science behind it or not.

Why We Need To Tackle #BlueMonday All Year Round

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January 19 marks Blue Monday, supposedly the unhappiest day of the year. But new research from the Priory Group reveals that depression, stress and...

19 Funny Cat And Dog Videos Guaranteed To Brighten Your #BlueMonday

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy

It's Blue Monday - the day before Ruby Tuesday and the day after Sunday Bloody Sunday. And there's surely no better antidote to The Most Depressing...