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Winter Blues Be Gone - Jan 22, 2024 Newsletter
PLUS: Freebie habit tracker, Monday’s to do, and curing Monday Blues.
But first coffee. ☕ Whilst you’re sipping your brew, we’ll tackle the good ol’ Monday blues and give you expert tips on how you can make today a little better. We promise: it is possible!
PLUS… A free habit tracker to help you stay on track when you’ve lost your mojo. 👇
Do you have winter blues or seasonal affective disorder? 😖
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that happens at a particular time of year, and the majority of people tend to experience this during winter months ❄️(although it’s not exclusive to winter).
And while symptoms are similar to winter blues (feeling lethargic, unmotivated, down), SAD may completely disrupt your life.
Here are some all-important symptoms to look out for:
Lack of concentration
Feeling low in energy
If you’re experiencing any of the above, it’s important to be exposed to plenty of light 💡throughout the day. But if that’s not enough and you’re still feeling down, consult a medical professional.
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How to cure the Monday blues 💊
It’s Monday morning. Your alarm starts to ring. The last thing you want to do is leave your bed and go spend 8 hours with your colleagues and somewhat annoying manager. And yet you have no choice — at least right this moment.
If this scenario plays out frequently, you might want to create the habit of waking up a little earlier in the mornings so you can combat the Monday blues by:
Going for a short walk or doing some stretches to improve blood flow and prepare the body for the day ahead.
Catching some sunlight. Even if it’s just pulling back the curtains and sitting near the window for 10 minutes. 🌞
Enjoying a cup of coffee or tea without rushing, with your senses engaged (aka mindfulness!).
Picking out an outfit that makes you feel confident, ready to take on the week.
Remembering the good stuff. Thinking of some things you’re grateful for, be it your cat, house or best friend, can cheer you up.
Planning something to look forward to. Like ordering in chocolate waffles for lunch or grabbing a coffee with a colleague after work. ☕
If you experience the Monday blues every single week, however (or on just about any day of the week!), you’ll want to consider some bigger-picture stuff. What aspects of your job or career are unfulfilling? What can be done about them?
Identifying the sources of your work-related gloom can help you set actionable goals to move in a direction that’s more rewarding, financially or otherwise.
Make Monday (and every day) awesome 💪
Dreading Mondays is a universal thing, but it’s all about reshaping your routine and habits, and reframing your mindset. And our Monthly Habit Tracker will help you get started.
It’s completely editable, and it’s designed to help you track your habits and see what’s working and what isn’t — so you can make Mondays (and every day) worth looking forward to.
Stay tuned for more awesome gifts.
Every Monday Matters by Matthew Emerzian
Change your life one Monday at a time. That’s what Matthew wants to help you do in this inspiring read. Across its 176 pages, you’ll be taken on a 52-week journey to find happiness, reconnect with what really matters and make a difference in the world.
Catch you on the flippity flip :)