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Dreading Blue Monday? Cheer Up With These Top 5 Tips

Posted on January 2020

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The dreaded Blue Monday is just around the corner. In the UK, January spells bad weather, a serious lack of sunlight, and the longest wait for the holidays to come around again. No wonder you can be left feeling so miserable. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects one in three of us. So is it any surprise that the 3rd week of January is now known as Blue Monday? AKA the most depressing day of the year.

We know the demand placed on tech professionals: a constantly full inbox, playing catch-up after the festive period, and putting out fires left to right (sound familiar?). You’ve probably had time to prepare yourself for your January workload—but can you ever anticipate the reality of being back to work?

Just remember with Blue Monday (or any Monday) it’s important to take time for yourself. Find ways to make this day more manageable. If this doesn’t sound possible, then it’s time to find a new job that will stop you dreading, and feeling, the inevitable work blues. Read our 5 recommended ways to help you cope with the worst Monday of the year!

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