Blue Monday is the saddest Monday of the year, celebrated on the third Monday in January. The idea that this day is especially sad originated in 2005, when the British clinical psychologist Cliff Arnall published a mathematical formula that supposedly I calculated the saddest day of the year. Although the formula has been criticized by experts, many people still feel that Blue Monday is an especially difficult day.
Exercise is a great way to improve your mood. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, whether it’s walking, running, swimming, or playing sports.
The food you eat can affect your mood. Be sure to include nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, protein, and complex carbohydrates in your diet.
Additionally, consider eating foods that contain the following:
- Selenium and calcium (milk, legumes, nuts, shellfish).
- Vitamin D (fatty fish, beef liver, egg yolk, cheese).
- Omega 3 (salmon, trout, mackerel).
Sleep is essential for your mental and physical health. Try to sleep at least 7-8 hours each night.
Talk to someone.
Sometimes talking to someone about your feelings can help you feel better. Find someone you trust and talk to him or her about how you feel
Practicing gratitude is a great way to improve your mood. Writing a gratitude journal or talking to friends and family about the things you are grateful for can help shift your perspective and focus on the positive things in life.
Remember, Blue Monday is just one day, and with a positive attitude and these healthy hacks, you can get through it.