Blue Monday is now a special day for people to focus on doing good for each other. Not necessarily presents and cards, just little acts of kindness (or big ones, if you like).
It comes at a time when people might need a bit of cheering up: the gloomy, post-Christmas, back-to-work-and-school month of January. And of course, it had to be a Monday.
Blue Monday occurs on the 3rd Monday of January each year. In 2015, that is today Monday 19 January.
A couple of years ago the organisers of the day had a thought. Wouldn’t it be good to start a new tradition that encouraged people to do nice things for each other? This inspiration then lead to the formulation of a wider day of happiness, and so Blue Monday was born.
Blue Monday ideas should benefit others (a person, an organisation or even internationally) and will probably be something you wouldn’t normally do (but might do regularly from now on), voluntary (compulsory kindness doesn’t really count), thought up by those involved (there’s no formula or template) and fun and creative (for everyone involved).
As long as your event is safe and doesn’t put anyone at risk of physical danger or emotional upset, then you’re on the right track!
So, have some fun and beat Blue Monday!
“what a load of rubbish” say’s Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire. Blue Monday was originally set up as a publicity stunt and has continued since 2005.