The third Monday of January has been awarded the title of Blue Monday due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.
This year's Blue Monday falls during a worldwide pandemic so that everyone's challenges become even more acute. The fact that we are in another complete lockdown in the UK is enough to make you want to put your head back under the covers and stay there!
Although the term Blue Monday was originally a PR stunt by a travel company, a UK charity (Samaritans) is encouraging people to turn Blue Monday into 'Brew Monday'.
Reach out to virtually check in with friends and relatives to chat and have the all-time British panacea of a 'cup of tea' together. Make a connection, get talking and share your concerns and hopefully generate positivity rather than sitting and feeling sad and alone.
In fact, although we talk about feeling 'blue', there is not an overwhelming sense of depression about the color Blue!
Yes, there are connotations to stormy seas with threatening consequences, and the over use of blue in decor can feel cold and impersonal. But the over-riding feeling is one of loyalty, fidelity and safety.
No-one is one-dimensional of course and my Color Personality Reading/Quiz gives you a balanced view of your character by using your 3 favorite colors.
But the favorite color of all to be included as one of your top 3 is always BLUE!
Overall, Blue is our favorite color and whether your coloring is Seasonal or Tonal there are some delicious shades ready to flatter your complexion.
OK, how to wear blue is on my to-do list!
There is no end to the lovely gestures that are available to us online.
I've found that worldwide florists IFlowers offer a service to send a free 'virtual' bouquet to someone you love.
Just click onto the logo beneath the flowers above and you're taken straight to the page to make your choice. It works immediately!
We’re all missing someone right now and letting them know just how
much has never been more important. It’s not quite a hug, but the best we can do!