Maybe you’ll be happy…maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll get fired…maybe you wont. Maybe you’ll refute Blue Monday and dance the funky chicken on the Victoria line.
Then again, maybe you won’t.
Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year and it’s happening right now.
But why is today so terrible?
Because in 2005 a British holiday company decided that gloomy weather, Christmas debt and broken New Year’s resolutions would result in this being the ultimate day of doom.
Well I say no.
I’m of the impression that Blue Monday is in fact a self-fulfilling prophecy, and I call on you to join me in refuting this day of doom and gloom.
Let’s choose to be happy.
I’m going to call on a nineties favourite from Baz Luhrmann that eloquently addresses some of the negatives in life and I think helps us banish these Blue Monday blues.
Beat Blue Monday with Baz
Tip 1 – Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth – in 20 years you’ll back at photos of yourself and think about how much possibility lay ahead of you.
Tip 2 – Don’t worry about your future – the real troubles you’ll encounter in life are the ones you can’t plan for and you can’t change. Live for today – you don’t know how many tomorrow’s you have left.
Tip 3 – Do one thing every day that scares you.
Tip 4 – Remember compliments and forget the insults. This is a difficult one but it will change your life if you can master it.
Tip 5 – Don’t feel guilty if you still don’t know what you’re going to do with your life – some of the most interesting people don’t.
Tip 6 – Remember that your choices are half chance and so are everybody else’s. Don’t measure yourself on others. Do what makes you feel good today.
Tip 7 – Enjoy your body. Don’t be afraid of what other people think about it – it’s the greatest instrument you will ever own. Don’t read beauty magazines they will only make you feel ugly.
Tip 8 – Get to know your parents – you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings – they’re the best link to your past and they are most likely to stick with you in the future. Friends will come and go but have faith that the ones worth knowing forever will stick around.
Tip 9 – Travel. It doesn’t have to cost the earth if you’re smart about it, and it will broaden your mind and likely change your perspective on life. (Savoo tip – get a little help with travel vouchers and discount codes and find out more about the top 5 holiday destinations for 2016.)
Tip 10 – Trust that everything will work out in the end. If things haven’t got better yet, its because its not the end.
Enjoy Baz Luhrmann’s life advice in full below – Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen.
If you choose to see your life in a tedious and mundane way it is likely to become just that.
Get out of the eat, sleep, work, repeat rut and change what you don’t like about your life.
Put the ‘negatives’ into perspective and make today a good day.