It's okay, even if it's Blue Monday. There are still plenty of things to be thankful for and to look forward to. Let's focus on those things and put a positive spin on the day. Maybe some ideas in this blog will give you some ideas on how to do just that, and turn the day into a positive and productive one!
Blue Monday is a term used to refer to the third Monday of January, which is often referred to as the most depressing day of the year. This is because people often have to return to work after the festive period, the weather is usually cold and dark, and people’s bank accounts are often still recovering from all the holiday spending.
To help get through Blue Monday, we have a few general tips:
To get through the working day during Blue Monday, it’s important to take care of yourself and practice self-care. Here are some top tips to help you cope:
If you’re job hunting during Blue Monday, it’s important to remember to take regular breaks and be kind to yourself. Try to focus on one step at a time and celebrate the small successes as you go.
Employers can help their staff during Blue Monday by offering flexible working hours, as well as providing mental health support and advice. They could also consider organising a team activity that involves socialising and getting outside, such as a walking lunch or a picnic in the park. It’s also important to offer an open and supportive environment where employees feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and to recognise that everyone can be affected by Blue Monday in different ways.
Here at People Solutions, we have support in place for all of our colleagues and we make sure that our people know how they can access this whenever they might need it. We also have planned some activities that will help our people feel like part of the team and set some time to focus on the positives the year has to offer.
If you're looking for a new challenge this year and want to join a company whose people really are at the centre of what we do, make sure you check out our vacancies now. Or if you are an employer looking for help with expanding your teams get in touch now at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can create a hiring plan that includes ways to build a happy and productive workforce.