It's Blue Monday today, a possible reason you could feel a bit 'so so' today. But no worries. We have a surprising solution. But first: where does Blue Monday originate from?
According to many, Blue Monday is based on Science. Briefly it means that all the fun days are spent. Count them yourself. You went from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Package, Christmas, Deep Fried Doughnut Balls, New Years Eve, New Years Drinks and fantastical 'resolutions'. The dopamine shots simply don't seem to stop.
Until the illustrious Monday dip.
Because all the fun, of course, comes to an end. It started secretly with that 'Oudejaarslot'. Again no price this year. And that resolution to start sporting, or quit smoking? Well, the first empty package is already in the trash, just like that brand new sport suit. And while the cold of winter is going around, perhaps the feeling comes over: is this a good start to the new year?
No, you are right. It's a Great start of this new year.
Because that Blue Monday is a portion of top-notch fake news
. A travel agency has started the rumour long ago. And did ask a psychologist to back it in return for money.
Goal: selling more holidays trips. Since then it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Many are buying it. And it ain't crazy, all those adventures we summed up before, just do feel more intense then the shy starting January.
But instead of sitting down, or fly away to another hot place, it's much more fun to enjoy this special start of the week. Because where December is all about reflection, January is eminently a month of making plans and to start realising them.
It could be that holiday, or tickets for that special festival. Or you could invite someone for a (secret) day out in your favourite cosy restaurant, with that one friend you somehow missed out on. Or come up with a plan for Valentine's day. In short: the solution to Blue Monday is to look at it differently: Plan Monday. Van Doom-scenario to Do-scenario. Because who likes to be fooled by a bribed psychologist?
Happy Plan Monday! What will you plan?