Posted on: January 2020 Stephanie Cavanagh
What is Blue Monday?
Blue Monday is recognized as the most depressing day of the year. Several different factors can contribute to this, from the colder weather sweeping across many areas of the US, to the lack of festive spirit after the holidays. These factors can lead to a decrease in motivation and overall lower productivity at work.
Dreary weather can be one main contributing factor that leads to this sense of feeling blue. It is estimated that in the US, approximately 10% of people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and other 10 – 20% of Americans suffer from a mild form of the disorder. This can have an impact both a person’s overall quality of life, and their productivity at work.
Tips to Improve Your Mood on Blue Monday
The good news is that there are some scientifically proven ways to help boost your mood quickly, and get you feeling back to normal. From small things like getting to exercise or doing a good deed, to searching for a new career opportunity, we outline the top 5 tips for beating Blue Monday in our guide. Complete the form below to download a copy.
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