Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the name given to a day in January (usually the third Monday of the month) declared by a travel company to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was published sometime around 2005 and it seems that the date was calculated using a rather mathematical “equation” based on meteorological data)

Why is Blue Moon the most depressing day of the year?

Well, apart from being a Monday in January, with gray skies and not-so-friendly nature where most of us have fully started our working year and all the fun seems past and forgotten or still far away.

Also the period when our greatly established goals under the optimism of New Year’s morning get a sudden touch of reality, the daily routine reminds us that we do not have a magic wand, that we have not found an easy way to motivate or force ourselves to stick to what we promised and that soon that moment will come again when we realize: this year won’t work either…

But does it really have to be like that? Is it only the blue moon to blame or are our goals, perhaps unrealistic, lack of patience with ourselves and the process of change? Have we set goals that are about what WE want or the goals we know we SHOULD want or do?

When we try to answer these questions alone, we run the risk of going around in circles, of being less objective and more repetitive. And then how could we see progress? And above all, what can we do differently this year?

I recommend you start by reviewing the basics, ask yourself WHAT I WANT to do, feel, live and achieve this year? What I set for myself is about me and what I want for myself or what I need, does my mother, my partner, my boss, or society want?

If you need an objective voice, I’m happy to help you, I’m sure that together we can not only find clarity but also the right steps for a year with fewer blue months and more fulfilled and meaningful days.