As you may have heard, today is Blue Monday - often referred to as the most depressing day of the year. It falls on the third Monday in January and is thought to be a result of a combination of post-holiday blues, cold weather, and financial stress.
If you're feeling a bit down today, know that you're not alone. Here are three tips for managing negative emotions:
Practice self-care: Take some time for yourself to do something that brings you joy and relaxation. This could be going for a walk, taking a hot bath, or indulging in your favorite hobby.
Connect with others: Spending time with loved ones or participating in social activities can help improve your mood and combat feelings of loneliness.
Slow down and tune in: Take some time to reflect on how you are feeling. Journaling about what you are grateful for, what you would like to spend more time doing, and how you want to feel can help you connect more deeply with yourself.
Wishing you all the best.