How To Beat Blue Monday: Four Things To Help Boost Your Mood This January

January is time for New Year’s resolutions, starting another diet after eating one too many pigs in blankets and outlining your hopes and dreams for 2022.

In any normal year, Blue Monday would mean you’ve most likely returned to the office, started back at the gym and began eating salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Christmas celebrations probably seem like a distant memory by now but it’s more important than ever to stay positive on what is officially the most depressing day of the year.

Here at 8848, we’ve come up with four things to boost your mood and beat Blue Monday, or any day for that matter.

     1. Spring is coming

The shortest day of the year has been and gone – the Winter Solstice was 21st December – which means every day we get a little bit more precious sunshine (fingers crossed). You’ve probably already noticed a considerable difference this year but when the clocks go forward in March, you’ll have even more daylight to get things done.

These extra hours of sun can be a major mood-booster and before you know it, we’ll be complaining it’s too hot!

     2. Events are back on

Whether it’s the World Cup, Winter Olympics or Glastonbury, the pandemic has seen many of our favourite dates in the calendar either cancelled or postponed. However, as we start approaching the summer months, 2022 could be the year that major events return to their former glory.

Here at 8848, we’re also looking forward to all the client activity we’ve got lined up as well as organising our own social events at the farm. Nothing beats sitting out in the garden with a G&T after a hard week’s work.

     3. Extra bank holiday this year

What’s better than a bank holiday? Yes, TWO bank holidays.

This year there will be a special event marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch. This will include the Trooping the Colour, a live concert held at Buckingham Palace, a service in St Paul’s Cathedral and plenty of other typically British celebrations.

Put this date in your diary, the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022.

     4. Beat Blue Monday with personal milestones

Are you getting married, moving house, starting a new job or turning 30 this year?

It’s easy to let day to day life distract us from what’s important. Personal milestones are something that most of us took for granted before the pandemic, so we’ll just have to celebrate them twice as much this year.

Whatever makes you happy, whether you’re looking forward to the release of a new film or training to complete a marathon, now is the time to start getting excited about it.

Nobody knows what this year is going to hold but we hope that 2022 is a year to remember for all the right reasons.