It’s official, it’s the most depressing day of the year. Bad weather across many areas of the US, increasing debt levels after the holidays, and a lack of festive spirit and general motivation culminate in the dreaded Blue Monday. Don’t fret, we’re here to help you turn the day around with our top tips.
How to Feel Better on Blue Monday
One way to feel better is to simply to help others, whether its in the office or in the world around you. Altruism can have positive benefits for your mood and mental health. When we do something nice for someone else, it can activate areas of the brain that signal pleasure or rewards.
We know working in technology can often be stressful, with demanding roles and high technical requirements. So if you are feeling stressed or down on Blue Monday, trying doing something nice for someone else! Buy a coffee for a coworker, or perhaps reconnect with an old colleague on Linkedin, or even make a donation to a charity or cause you are passionate about.
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