How to cheer up even the dreariest January day
How was Monday for you? A bit of an effort, given the time of year and the miserable weather?
The reason we ask is because Monday 15 January is said to be the ‘most depressing day of the year’ - otherwise known as Blue Monday.
It’s all apparently due to the fact that a number of gloomy factors all come into play at once - such as the weather, debt levels after Christmas, failing to stick to new year resolutions and low motivation.
However, psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall, who originally coined the phrase Blue Monday, recently told the Independent he intended the day to inspire people to take action and make bold life decisions, rather than to emphasise how miserable the date was.
He said: “Whether embarking on a new career, meeting new friends, taking up a new hobby or booking a new adventure, January is actually a great time to make those big decisions for the year ahead.”
If you are looking for some motivation for shaping the year ahead - or you are looking to preserve some memories of an excellent 2017 - here are a few ideas for the ideal prints to brighten up even the dreariest January day.