I find that I’m struggling to write another blog post. When I struggled the last time I wrote about setting up a strategy – I still don’t have one! My last blog I decided to add a personal touch to my writing and share my story – that helped me a bit in how I would prefer to write. I lean a little more to the free form and a little less technical. I have started to write 3 or 4 different blogs today, but get bored by my own topics and if I’m struggling with the writing than who’s going to want to read it? So Google searching is what I’ve been doing trying very hard to find something that peaks my interest and might inspire me to write – it’s so easy to get lost in the internet as you go from one page to the next (hours have passes).
Did you know that it’s Blue Monday today? This is the first time that I’ve heard of it. Blue Monday is a name given to the Monday of the last full week of January, purported to be the most depressing day of the year according to Wikipedia. You can read more about Blue Monday here.
Maybe that is my problem today – I’m unfocused, feeling blah and wishing it was April. I would normally just call this the Winter Blues as we’re about half way through. We normally go on holidays in February or March but this year it’s not till April so with 75 days to go till we leave ( I downloaded an app to countdown my trip) I have nothing to look forward to soon. Christmas bills are coming in, my EI is running out in February, school is coming to an end soon, the list can go on….
You can find news reports on Blue Monday: CTV News and The Guardian. There is no real science behind it, it was just an ad campaign by Sky Travel in 2005 to increase their winter sales! It has hung in there and is still referred to today. I tried to find the original campaign but was unsuccessful.
Do you find that you have the winter blues around now? What is your plan of action to shake them? I might try this drink 🙂