- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Monday, 16 January 2017 09:24
- Written by Lindsay Curties
They call it "Blue Monday". It's the 3rd Monday in January. We've all been suffering from a lack of daylight and most of us are just now starting to worry about the debt we incurred over the Christmas season.
Blue Monday. The most depressing day of the year, they say.
Don't let it get you down. Experts are sharing the cures for our depression.
Mental health advocates tell us to get some daylight today, whether that's outside our just spending time in a bright window.
They also recommend getting some vigorous exercise and to take time to smile at people. We should also reflect on the good things we have in our lives and be grateful. Real research is showing if we take time to appreciate what we have, we feel more energetic and optimistic.
I'm smiling right now. Can you tell?