Blue Monday

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

Charlie Mowat | Posted 29.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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...

Why We're Doing #BeatBlueMonday

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In recent years we've become accustomed to seeing #BlueMonday on our Twitter feeds once a week, but the term was originally used to describe the third...

LOOK: Remedy Blue Monday With These Beautiful Blue Sights

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

It’s Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year. While the basis of this claim is dubious (in fact, its just a gimmick by a ...

The Best Years of Our Lives?

Anthony Curley | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Anthony Curley

The average under 25-year-old who contacts StepChange has unsecured debt of £5,471. Small wonder growing numbers are falling into the clutches of parasitic payday lenders. In 2012, 42% of the charity's young clients had taken out a payday loan, rocketing up from 25% in 2011.

My Formula for Avoiding Blue Monday

Nick Jones | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Well if you ask me the whole December/January transition is ridiculous. Being a glutton one minute and then abstaining the next seems like a sure fire recipe for a bipolar episode. Surely we would all be much better off changing our habits in a less drastic fashion? Perhaps we could start a detox in February... or March... maybe July?

Forget About Blue Monday - Depression Is All in the Mind

Dan Roberts | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Granted, January is a pretty gloomy month (I was shocked to see a blue sky today, having forgotten what one looked like), but why is that particular day more depressing than any other? Well, of course, it's not. Blue Monday was actually invented by a psychologist to help promote some travel company.

The Most Depressing Day of the Year: The Not So Depressing Truth

David McAlmont | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David McAlmont

Why is the media so hooked on a patent PR whim, and why do they trumpet it every third Monday of January?

Blue Monday - What an Absolute Farce

Jamie Lewis | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Today, apparently, is the most depressing of the year in what 'experts' call 'Blue Monday'.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sarah Cawood | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cawood

So, today is Blue Monday, so called because, according to various "experts" it's the day in the year we are most likely to feel utterly miserable due to a combination of factors (money, weather, broken New Year resolutions...more on those later).