Turning Blue Monday Pink

Today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, known as blue Monday.

Not knowing its origin I did some research to find Blue Monday which, apparently, was first publicised by a holiday company “which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation” in 2005 to determine which day most people feel sad, or depressed.

The question I have is are people that do not normally suffer from depression actually depressed today, or are they now depressed because the social media bubble and trashy newspapers tell them they should be?

Are they sad because they are told to be?

This morning I decided to make this day the most positive day I could. I started the day with a bit of exercise, a couple of laps walking around my local park. It was here that I decided that Blue Monday needed a change of name. My favourite tree in the park stood in all its glory breaking up all the greenery with a hint of pink.

Blue Monday became Pink Monday, which continued…

Needing to pick up a few things I headed to hobbycraft for some pink icing and pink candy melts in preparation for a very pink cake, coming later this week. I ended the trip with a visit to pets at home to see the bunnies!

Although a pink rabbit sounds amazing, I returned home without a furry friend.

The day ended with a bit of artwork for twitter, which was also pink!

There are so many people in this world that suffer every single day with a “Blue Monday” who are told to “cheer up”. Yet on the third Monday of January, everyone is expected to be sad, because the media say so. Kinda fucked up really.

You can turn this Monday into any colour you want!


Clare x

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