Today is Blue Monday. A day where all my worries and fears are supposed to culminate, leaving me feeling the lowest I've ever felt. Today, I'm told, the weather will depress me, I'll feel totally stressed out because of Christmas-time debt and I'll feel horribly guilty that I haven't kept my New Year's resolutions. But you know what? • I like the snow • I'm working on building my finances back up • One cookie in the middle of the week isn't enough to derail my resolution to not eat sweets throughout the week - it was just a bump in the road!
See, there's an upside to every downside. Now you try it!
Still not feeling great?
According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, 1/3 of Canadians are stressed out all the time - perhaps stress is what's contributing to your Blue Monday. If so, maybe you should try these 9 easy stress busters. Actively trying to slow down and relax will help lower your stress level.
Go one further
Another great way to lower stress, boost your mood and get your health and well-being on track is to join CBC's Live Right Now movement. You can take small daily challenges that will get you closer to meeting your health goals. Plus, you can follow along and see how other Canadians are doing, or share your successes and challenges with others in one of the many groups.
How to you feel about Blue Monday?