With the festive spirit of December faded away, the lack of daylight hours can make January a tough month to stay motivated. Many financial service professionals tend to stay in the office to hide from the Swiss cold, reducing access to sunlight, fresh air and exercise levels even further. If today is leaving you feeling particularly down, you might be affected by Blue Monday.
Why Blue Monday gets you down and what to do against it
Blue Monday was first pinpointed back in 2005, when a British psychologist developed a formula to determine the most depressing day of the year – the third Monday in January. While the science behind this is not exactly robust, several studies have confirmed January and the winter months affecting us human physically and mentally. In fact, 2.2% of the population in Switzerland have found to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Typical symptoms of SAD include feeling tired and sluggish, lacking motivation and not enjoying usual fun activities.
If you are affected by Blue Monday or find it unusually hard to be energetic and productive during the winter months, our guide with 5 easy motivational tips might be just what you need. Complete your details to download the guide and learn how to turn the winter blues around.