So today, 17th January 2022 is *Blue Monday* which has actually only been a date to consider since 2005!

Blue Monday is supposedly the “most depressing day of the year,” happening on the third Monday of January, caused by a combination of post-holiday blues, *guilt over abandoned New Year’s resolutions, cold, overcast weather, and other equally dismal factors.

*never feel guilty about abandoned NY resolutions – it wastes your energy and focus – which can be used elsewhere!

So how to combat this feeling?

You could do anything from lighting a candle, ordering/cooking your favorite meal, calling someone you love, or taking a bath. Enjoy the day rather than find yourself thinking about being “blue”!

Spend some time on yourself and use this day to refocus the rest of your year! In conclusion, your mindset controls how your Blue Monday looks!

So whilst we are focusing on “You” take a read and realise the importance of “self” it is not just a word….

We can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled.

Within each of us, there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care for ourselves, or “you time.” Most of us are, at different times throughout the day, a spouse, a friend, a relative, an employee, a parent, or a volunteer, which means that down time, however relaxing in nature, is not necessarily “you time.” Though some people will inevitably look upon “you time” as being selfish, it is actually the polar opposite of selfishness. We can only excel where our outer world affairs are concerned when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. 

Recognizing the importance of “you time” is far easier than finding a place for it in an active, multifaceted lifestyle, however. Even if you find a spot for it in your agenda, you may be dismayed to discover that your thoughts continuously stray into worldly territory. To make the most of “you time,” give yourself enough time on either side of the block of time you plan to spend on yourself to ensure that you do not feel rushed. Consider how you would like to pass the time, forgetting for the moment your obligations and embracing the notion of renewal. You may discover that you are energized by creative pursuits, guided meditation, relaxing activities during which your mind can wander, or modes of expression such as writing.

Even if you have achieved a functioning work-life balance, you may still be neglecting the most important part of that equation: you. “You time” prepares you for the next round of daily life, whether you are poised to immerse yourself in a professional project or chores around the home. It also affords you a unique opportunity to learn about yourself, your needs, and your tolerances in a concrete way. As unimportant as “you time” can sometimes seem, it truly is crucial to your well-being because it ensures that you are never left without the energy to give of yourself.  DailyOM

And of you really want to focus on “you” why not book in and enjoy one or a combination Relaxing Wellbeing Massage that you’ve been promising yourself, it will benefit you in so many ways!

Each Wellbeing Massage is given with you in mind; intuitive, gentle and relaxing. Calming your mind and body so you feel the benefits for hours afterwards.

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