18th January 2021

Making it a ‘Green’, not Blue Monday!

Today is officially, ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year apparently! With lockdown in full swing, dark mornings and evenings and the cold, winter weather, this is the time of year people struggle with most, from a mental health point of view.

This year, to try to lift spirits and also encourage our teams to get outside during the day and connect with the outdoors and nature, we have sent them a little gift through the post.

Our aim is to try to make this more of a ‘green’ Monday, rather than a ‘Blue’ one. To achieve this, we’ve sent every member some wildflower seed bombs, along with a postcard which gives some tips from Dr Ranjan Chatterjee on how to cope with the current situation, one of which includes the importance of getting out and about in nature every day!

Dr Ranjan Chatterjee’s tips;

  1. Find a small daily routine that works for you.
  2. Expose yourself to nature EVERY day!
  3. Move your body, even for just 5 minutes
  4. Call a friend or relative each day
  5. Have 10 minutes of intentional solitude
  6. If you must watch the news, only watch once per day and don’t watch 2 hours before bed
  7. Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day
  8. Don’t beat yourself up if you feel down. It is ok not to feel ok.
  9. When working from home, enforce boundaries between work time and home time
  10. Remember, this too shall pass
Making it a ‘Green’, not Blue Monday!