6 ways to beat blue Monday
This year, Blue Monday falls on 20 January. In preparation for the so claimed most depressing day of the year, we’ve rounded-up things to help you beat the blues.
1. EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT YOGA CLASS – Monday 20 January
This class has been created solely to combat Blue Monday (20 January: the most depressing day of the year, fact fans). Everything’s Gonna Be Alright is set to uplifting reggae, while the affirmation meditation will leave you feeling positive about the year ahead.
2. AMÉLIE THE MUSICAL – The Other Palace, London, until 1 February
Seeing friends is strongly recommended on Blue Monday, so why not book a group trip to the musical that is causing hearts to swell and happy tears to roll? If you’ve seen the classic 2001 film, you’ll know Amélie is a young woman who searches for happiness by helping people. No, you’re crying!
Founder Richard Chambers had the idea for Get A Drip after experiencing the benefits of intravenous drips while being treated for complications arising from his diabetes. If you feel your January needs a boost after overdoing it, then the Multivit Drip (£90) will get vitamins B and C into your system with a 100 per cent absorption rate, along with essential electrolytes.
4. LOSE WEIGHT AND GET FIT – Bloomsbury, £22
A healthy diet is vital for combating the blues. This title from people’s champion Tom Kerridge will be his last, urging readers to get fit (you can listen to him on the BALANCE podcast). Seems a shame, given Tom hasn’t just talked a good game, but continues to play one. The beloved chef has lost 12 stone, for goodness’ sake!
5. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Available to rent and buy
If you’re planning on staying in on Blue Monday, do yourself a favour and rent Quentin Tarantino’s best movie since Pulp Fiction. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are the perfect double act, with the former playing an actor who fears he’s washed up and the latter his ice-cool stunt double. They do make them like they used to.
Rigorous exercise is strongly recommended for beating the blues and, in the new SuperRep, Nike has created a shoe built for classes. The SuperRep also looks good, so they’d be no stranger to the shops or a café, too. Zoom Air in the forefoot is designed to take rep after rep, while the upper has been crafted for lateral moves and the plate is perfect for HIIT workouts.