Tried and tested ways to get through Blue Monday!

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The third Monday in January has been named Blue Monday due to a combination of post-Christmas stress, those cold and dark nights spent indoors and us basically being extremely short on money.

If you feel down in the dumps today, try these little tricks to cheer yourself up. They’re tried and tested by our AO’ers, especially those moments of mindfulness.


Listen to some upbeat music


Finish that thing you have been putting off for ages


Treat yourself to a massage


Wear your best power suit


Start the day with a motivational quote

Take your work bestie for a game of pool


Have a change of scenery and go for a team lunch


Go for a walk and clear your mind

Take some time to play on work’s PS4


Give everyone who helps you a heartfelt thank you


Visit the on site barber – new hair, new you

Don’t email people, go and speak to them


Take that gym class before you start work

Take 10 minutes to focus on yourself

Hug your team