I got this email today in work and thought it was a good idea, so I thought I’d share it with you:
(it’s a bit work focussed, but you get the idea).
‘The third Monday in January (16th) is often called ‘Blue Monday’ and is billed as the most depressing day of the year by parts of the media.
Need inspiration? Here are four easy ways to join in this activity:
1. Wear bright clothing on Bright Monday. Anything from a colourful shirt or tie to brightly coloured socks.
2. Call a friend. Check in on someone you may not have spoken to in a while, or who you think may be struggling. Make a cup of tea and get chatting!
3. Dress up your workspace. Decorate your area with colourful bunting, buy some new plants, print out a quote, a joke, or a photo that makes you smile, or set up a small bowl of fresh fruit on your desk.
4. Brighten up someone’s day. Offer to make a hot drink for a colleague you haven’t spoken to recently, get some biscuits in for your team or if you have a meeting, or pay someone a compliment.’
I’m always telling myself I should pay people compliments, so maybe I will on Monday. Will you?