This article is written by Alexander Kjerulf is the Chief Happiness Officer. He is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work and the author of Happy Hour is 9 to 5 http://pinetribe.com/library/happy-hour-9-five/
Most of his recent work is available at PineTribe.com (http://pinetribe.com) and Positivesharing.com (http://positivesharing.com)
Some researchers have sat down and crunched the numbers and figured out that there’s a day called Blue Monday in late January, which is supposedly the unhappiest day of the year. They even have a formula for calculating when it is, so you KNOW it’s scientific.[Editor’s note: the organizers of Beat Blue Monday say that it’s symbolically the most depressing day, not the scientifically proven day]
And when is Blue Monday 2015? Why it’s on January 19th. So if you woke up this morning tired and wishing you didn’t have to go to work, maybe that’s why.
What’s bringing you down at work? We’d love to know, so write a comment below and tell us. Is your boss a jerk? Are your co-workers mental? Are your clients demanding and unreasonable? Is work hectic and stressful or maybe incredibly boring?
If you do feel that work is getting you down, maybe it’s time to change your work day from crappy to happy. Instead of letting January make you blue, you could use the new year to get a new start. I’ve made a list of 10 Simple Questions you can use to get 2015 off to a great start.
SOME STUFF TO HELP GET YOU THROUGH BLUE MONDAY:
10 simple questions that will give you the best possible start to the new year at work.( http://pinetribe.com/10-simple-questions-that-will-give-you-the-best-possible-start-to-the-new-year-at-work/)
> Top 5 Blue Monday songs. (http://pinetribe.com/top-5-blue-monday-songs/)
You can also join the discussion on Twitter (@PineTribe)
with the hashtag #bluemondayhappyhour.