Monday, 21 January 2019

Blue Monday- 5 things that can help you get through

Oh Monday, universally the most hated day of the week, but this Monday the most evil of all Monday’s …. Blue Monday. The 21st of Jan claims to be the ‘most depressing day of the year’ but not this time, we have some self-care tips that we hope will help you combat the sadness.

Listen to your favorite song or soundtrack, if it’s all feeling too much stick your headphones in and immerse yourself in the sounds that make you happy. You could have a little sing-song at your desk if you’re at work, or maybe have a little dance around the house in your pj’s.

Letting it all out can be a good release if you have something on your mind. If you need someone to listen to you, there are plenty of people on the other end of the phone who want to help.

If someone you love if away from home, or you’re thinking about leaving or running away, we are here for you. You can call or text us for free anytime on 116000
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If you are aged 11-17 in the United Kingdom our 1-2-1 Chat is available at available between 2.30-9pm every day.

If you want to talk about something that is not related to missing, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123

You are NOT alone.

Perhaps the gym is the thing that perks you up and makes you feel good about yourself? Or is going for a run the thing that gets your endorphins going? Maybe, it’s lifting weights or going for a swim? It could be none of the above, today might be the day you really just want to sit on the sofa and binge on Netflix. 

Either way, pick one and go for it.


If you can see that someone else is down, suggest going for a coffee, or for a walk. Take some time out to do something nice for somebody. Tell someone at work their hair looks nice, you just don’t know how powerful nice words are.

If you are feeling extra adventurous, you may even want to take up volunteering? Give back, it feels good! 


Eat your favorite meal, cook something delicious, or try something new. Maybe you’re into baking and fancy satisfying your sweet tooth? or perhaps you want to break the diet you started this year and have a carby cheat day? #TreatDay

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