January 16th, 2017 has been dubbed “Blue Monday”, the most depressing day of the year. Reason being it is usually on this day that people have given up on their New Years Resolutions and apparently fallen into a sort of ‘depression’ (which I think is a very strong word to use in this case, but hey, I didn’t come up with the phrase).
This year I didn’t make any resolutions because that word alone makes my skin crawl. There’s something about the looming disappointment, when I eventually give up on the resolutions or fail to stick to them completely, that makes me feel uncomfortable thinking about them. I have however set myself personal goals which are measurable and I believe I will be able to achieve by the end of the year; fingers crossed.
With that being said, I might be alone on this one, but today was such a fresh start for me and I feel like I am only now getting into the full swing of 2017. No blue Monday for me; I woke up earlier than usual, hit the gym, caught up on plenty of admin ‘stuff’ that needed to be done and am getting back into the groove of my usual routine when not on vacation.
Just because some internet person decided today was a “Blue Monday” and because the weather in Durban depicts that quite well, doesn’t mean we all need to adopt that attitude too. When you think about the words “blue” and “Monday” on their own they actually depict light, sunshine and a new beginning. Don’t agree? Have a look at these definitions:
blue (adj): a colour intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day.