18 Jan How to Cope with Blue Monday
Blue Monday is clearly the most depressing day of the year. Interestingly, this is not from social science or psychological research, but from the marketing activities of travel companies in 2005! So, first of all, be careful of your beliefs. Because if you think this is a difficult day, it will be. Yes, we are in the depths of winter, yes, we are in a state of confinement, life is far from “normal”, but every day is full of possibilities, even a difficult day, if we look for it, it will be full of it Joy and positivity. Here are 10 important tips to help you feel better.
10 Secrets to Beat Blue Mondays, or Survive in a Lockdown
1.Build an open mind to possibilities and positivity. Thoughts affect feelings and actions. Therefore, I believe that today is a beautiful day, and it will be so in the future. I believe it will be bad today.
2. Set yourself a goal for the day. Make it positive and express the tense as if you already have it. This ensures that you use the power of your subconscious mind and the mesh activation system to help you achieve your goals. I walk for 1 hour. Today, I finished ironing. Today, I am creating beautiful art.
3. Get moving-the body and mind are connected and released, and the hormones feel better. Turn on the tone, jump out of the blues, and give your body a feeling of dopamine.
4. Face the laughter of “Blue Monday”-watch a comedy, feel good movie or listen to an exciting positive podcast. Scientifically proven laughter can release the god hormone called endorphins. Get rid of negative influences – new in Chinese astrology
5. Get rid of negative influences – In Chinese astrology, the new year begins in February, and now should be a good time to be tidy and clean, using the old negative energy to welcome the Year of the Metal Ox.
6. Take time to nurture-this doesn’t have to be physical exercise. Choosing to be your best friend for a day and practicing self-compassion and friendly self-communication skills may be a wise choice.
7. Get in touch with other people – making connections and getting support is essential for humanity and resilience. Pick up the phone and call a friend. Write an old-fashioned letter or give a friend a card that says your happy time together.
8. Do something that can bring you joy – buy yourself some flowers, start reading a new book, create something beautiful, call your grandson, niece or neighbor. Whatever you do, you must aim at happiness and spreading happiness.
9. Practice an attitude of gratitude – write a thank you letter to someone. You don’t have to post it, just write the behavior that it helps your mental health. This is evidence-based, you can even buy books about the Gratitude project
10. Hug your loved ones or a pet. Hugs release the neurochemicals dopamine and serotonin, which can help reduce depression and make you feel better. So, here are 10 simple ways to make this Monday a good day.
P.S. These techniques can be used on any day other than Monday.