Blue Monday, the first day in the third week of January, and said to be the most depressing day of the year.

2020 was a difficult year for many and most were hoping that lockdown would be lifted, tier 4 wouldn’t exist anymore and we’d back to a better ‘new normal’ but many of us still find ourselves starting the new year working from home.

Any other year, the atmosphere in the office would be downbeat, low and quiet - working from home makes the quietness seem louder. Having said that, what can you do to improve things, for your staff as well as yourself?

  • Remote meditation
  • Wear bright colours
  • Thank you and gratitude 
  • Take a walk

remote meditation

Breath in… and breathe out…. start yours and your employees morning right and host a virtual meditation session to encourage a happier mindset. Check out our breathing meditation video that many find peaceful. 

wear bright colours

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating were chosen as this year’s ‘PANTONE colour of the year 2021’ and together they represent strength and positivity. A little bit of colour can bring a smile to anyone's face.

thank you and gratitude

A little thank you goes a long way. Send a personalised e-card, message or GIF to brighten up your colleagues day. Get your team to write a 'gratitude list' on a few things that they are grateful for - it doesn't have to be deep. What you are thankful for can be as simple as your morning coffee to seeing a chat message pop up from your favourite colleague. 

take a walk

Walking is a great way to stay active and physically well but it’s also a way to help boost your mood, clear your mind, and just enjoy your surroundings. Get a walk scheduled in and look after your mental health in a fresh way.

Still looking for some more inspiration on ways to keep your team motivated? Take a look at our market insights for other fun tips. Don’t forget, these tips can be used any day, not only for Blue Monday. 

Be kind and be happy.