It’s nearly the end of January, the evenings are getting lighter and Spring it just around the corner, all things to be positive about, right? Last week however, was apparently Blue Monday, across the media was the doom and gloom that the 15th January was the most depressing day of the year.
I wasn’t going to be told by the media that I was going to be depressed that day, Blue Monday was apparently invented by holiday companies trying to sell more holidays, after all. Instead I headed outside for a walk with a friend, in torrential rain and wind! With water and snot (yes, sorry really selling you this aren’t I!) running down my face, the path turned into a river, and I trudged up a big hill. I grumbled, I laughed, I squealed as I jumped from bog to bog, trying not to get my brand-new boots filthy. But after an hour outside with some exercise I felt a sense of accomplishment, I had literally weathered the storm! With pink cheeks and looking like I had been dragged through a hedge backwards I felt great, it was exhilarating.
Getting outside walking has many health benefits that I’ve talked about before, and in a recent chat with some other outdoor bloggers most of us agreed that getting outside was good for our wellbeing. I’m like a little dog now, needing a walk every few days to keep me happy. I certainly sleep better. January is my birthday month and I refuse to let it be a blue month. There is a new season on the horizon, pop outside for a moment and take a look.
Do you find January a depressing month? Let me know in the comments what you do to make it a better month.