Blue Monday

Gosh … how quickly a year goes past. I remember sitting last year, in the middle of the pandemic, writing about the fact the bluest day of the year was fast approaching. The third Monday in January is sometimes called `Blue Monday` as it’s a short, dark day, in the northern hemisphere and often considered the most depressing day of the year.
….and here we are again, still dealing with COVID, the hours of daylight are brief and many of us are feeling tired and overwhelmed.
Combine this with not seeing friends and family as much due to the pandemic and you can understand why it’s hard to get out of bed each day. I know I for one, could easily have `a duvet day`!
Recognising that this can be a depressing time of year helps! Or at least it does for me, and I thought it might help some of you too.
Acknowledging it doesn’t make it go away but it helps me find ways to cope with it.
• Meeting friends for a coffee
• Wearing bright clothes
• Going for a walk
• Listening to upbeat music
Share with us what can help you feel better.

Chair, FECAVA Mental Health & Wellbeing Working Group

And to help you out, FECAVA are sharing some music we all find uplifting. The music won’t help everyone, but if it is something that helps you, then please check out our YouTube playlist


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