You might hear today of the phrase ”Blue Monday” being thrown around today. We don’t agree there’s such a thing.
Every third Monday in January is called blue Monday. It’s named as such because apparently it’s the most ”depressing” day of the year. We’re freezing from the colder weather setting in, pay day was around Christmas and the end of January pay day seems far away. New Year’s resolutions have all been discarded sometime around January 2nd – you didn’t really think we would go on a run everyday did you?
However. It’s all just a concept begun in 2004 to sell more flights for Sky Travel. Make us feel miserable in our everyday lives and book flights for the coming year to brighten up our day – hence not feeling so blue anymore with the promise of sun, sea and sand in the future.
The problem with it is, that today isn’t so blue and is no different from any other. It’s cold outside, so grab a scarf and wrap up warm. Pay day isn’t so far away – instead of going out and spending lots of money, plan a cosy night in with friends and ask everyone to bring one dish of food so that you have a feast. New Year’s Resolutions wise; even if you’ve not achieved what you wanted to by now, you’ve got plenty of time.
It’s the 21st January now, so you have 344 days to get on your running shoes and increase your motivation. Maybe it’ll be easier in spring/summer when it’s lighter and warmer. That’s not to say you have to put everything on hold until the warmer months but just to not put so much pressure on yourself that it affects how you feel today. Be nice to yourself, settle down with a nice warm pork pie and some mash potato (what we fancy right now!) and read our reasons why this so called Blue Monday, really isn’t so blue after all.
We hope that today you feel the same as normal and can ignore the hashtags. Monday’s aren’t so bad. They mark the start of a new week and everything you can achieve in the week. For us, we bake around 1.5 million pork pies fresh in Yorkshire every week. Monday starts the beginning of this, so, we best get going! Remember that our pies are now in more national supermarkets than ever. To find your closest, just take a look at our pie locator.