Today is Blue Monday, what’s that you ask? Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Some scientists or mathematicians or something came up with some formula to work it out. It actually started with a press release from some travel company who worked it in 2005 but has been celebrated ever since. (If celebrated is even the correct word to use…)
January does admittedly get a bit shit in the middle though, doesn’t it? Christmas is well over, the New Year buzz has kind of worn off, and Summer still feels ages away!
Today we’re going to have a little group therapy session here at Gilroy’s World. Let’s get fucking happy with these small reasons to smile today!
The evenings are getting longer
We’re a few weeks passed the shortest day of the year (well, last year) which only means one thing. We are very close to “grand stretch in the evening” territory! The days of spending every daylight hour in work/college/school are quickly coming to an end! This also runs us into the next point.
Bruno Mars is dropping music like this
Don’t even tell me that’s not a reason to be happy!
Summer isn’t as far away as it seems
Think of it this way. We’re already half-way through January, then we have February which is the shortest month of the year. Then we’re into March which is when we really start to see Spring which is lovely. Then April we get our long evenings back and before we know it, it’s May. Summer really starts then!
This video of a manatee honking its nose on some glass
This is, and always will be my go-to happy video. Watch with sound on for the full effect.
We’re already nearly 1/4 way through Trump’s Presidency
Well, we hope!
You can read!
Well, I’m assuming so if you’re here. Well done you!
This Eddie Murphy joke
Is it childish? Yes. Is it hilarious? Also yes.
Blue Monday isn’t real and was only made up by someone’s marketing department
It’s only a load of bollocks anyway, isn’t it? Yeah, January is hard but we shouldn’t leave a fake made up “holiday” ruin our buzz! A wise man once said, “Every little thing is gonna be alright”
Until next time,
Jokes and memes aside, this time of year can be a very hard one for people. It’s always very important to take care of ourselves, especially our mental health. Find some useful resources below if you find yourself struggling and need someone to turn to:
Free phone: 116 123
Aware (Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder & Anxiety)
Tel: 1800 80 48 48
Pieta House (Suicide & Self-harm)
National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247
Tel: 01 623 5606
Turn2Me.org (Online one to one or group counselling)
Grow (Mental Health support and Recovery)
Tel: 1890 474 474
Bodywhys (Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland)
1890 200 444
Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health)
Tel: 01 872 8684
IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Tel: 01 230 3536
Irish Council for Psychotherapy (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Tel: 01 905 8698
Shine (Supporting people effected by mental ill health)
1800 66 66 66 24hr a day
One to one chat – 10am-4am
Text BULLY or TALK or HELP to 50101 from 10am to 4am