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.
There is no science behind it, in fact it was a term created by an advertising agency for a travel company to encourage people to book holidays. However, many people still use the term.
Why is it the saddest day of the year? It's supposedly a combination of factors – the weather, less money after Christmas or indeed debt, low motivation, the return to work after 'the most wonderful time of the year', abandoned new year resolutions, feeling alone.......
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. Not necessarily presents, just little acts of kindness.
A couple of years ago the organisers 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.
So, what small act of kindness could you do today for someone?
Have some fun and beat Blue Monday!