The third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday – Christmas is over, the temperature is plummeting and it feels like the month has lasted a year.
Buzz journalists have come together to create little pick me ups to get you through the day the ‘most depressing’ day of the year.
Blue Monday has been trending on twitter all day, but it is important to remember that mental health issues don’t last just a day.
All things that are blue
Buzz Reporter, Andy Goldman, has the lowdown on why we should be celebrating all things blue.
— Buzz News (@buzz_bmth) January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King Day
Although it may be Blue Monday, it is also Martin Luther King day. We’ve compiled our top 10 MLK quotes to get you through the day.
- “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
- “We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”
- “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
- “I’ve decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
- “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
- “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
- “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
- “All men are created equal.”
- “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
If you are feeling down, it is important that you seek the right help. Below are some of Dorset’s leading mental health charities and organisations, so if you need someone to talk to, someone is there.
Dorset Mind: 01202 315329
Together: 01202 393385
Steps to Wellbeing Poole & Purbeck & East Dorset: 0300 123 1120