Forget Blue Monday: Get Mindful!

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For Blue Monday 2020, Lucie, Octopus Personnel Office Manager, describes 5 ways to be more mindful in the office and take care of your mental health.

Today is Blue Monday, a name for the day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year.  There is, however, no scientific evidence to back this claim up.  In fact, the concept was originally a marketing campaign for a travel company to make you book a holiday!  They claimed that, based on the gloomy weather, post-Christmas debt, disappointment from not keeping your New Year’s resolutions and dissatisfaction about going back to work, you are likely feel low today.

In reality, we all have mental health ‘good and bad’ days, although there can be some seasonal variation.  For example, for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or due to bodily changes which occur in the Winter affecting hormones, impacting eating and sleeping patterns and our mood.  The shorter days make it harder to exercise and the long, cold nights can make us crave poor food choices.

If you don’t want to let a gloomy marketing campaign get you down today, why not take some positive steps!  Your mental health should be a priority every single day, so why not check out my simple 5 step guide to using mindfulness to improve your mental health in the office.

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If your job is the thing that’s affecting your mood, why not come and see Octopus Personnel?  We take the well-being of our staff and candidates seriously.  Years of industry expertise, a healthy dose of mindfulness and outstanding relationships with our clients, means we are perfectly positioned within the market to help you find the perfect role.  Register now here or call the office on 01747 825568 to find out how we can support you whether you are looking for temporary or permanent employment.

Lucie Octopus Personnel Recruitment Consultant

Lucie Golbourn

About the author

I oversee all parts of the Octopus machine. From registering candidates to site visits with clients, I love the fast-paced challenge of it all. Leading by example, we are not just recruiters; we are sourcing advisors, which means we are able to act as a friend who can efficiently guide you through productive recruitment drives.

I love being a crazy cat lady, whilst taking mindful moments and balancing on my head! Check out my blog about using mindfulness to drive productivity. Yoga anyone?