So I just read a study saying TODAY was the most depressing day of the year! First off it sounds like a lot of pressure to put on 1 day…and my first reaction was to call BULLPUCKY! THE LAST THING I NEED IS SOME BLOGGER TELLING ME TODAY’S THE MOST DEPRESSING DAY OF THE DAMN YEAR! However, some of the underlying logic made sense in a mad way. According to Peterborough Today, www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk, the last Monday in January is “blue” because this is when we get the bill from our holiday excesses, the weather sucks, and we’ve almost all broken our New years resolutions by now. SO we feel like poop for breaking our promises! Given that my Master plan program is all about managing your mental, emotional and physical space for optimal performace and wellness, I have a few answers or practices that may make a difference for you who are BLUE:
1) Get more sleep
2) Install full spectrum lights in your home
3) When you feel blue dress up! In colors even!
4) Take your vitamins~ I walk around with liquid Vitamin B-complex, Emergenc packets and a Maca Supplement called AdrenaLift
5) Eat closer to the sun- buy grapes and fresh fruit or veggies to eat lighter
6) Check out Bach Flower Remedies available on line or at Whole Foods; these potent formula’s have helped me with my ALS symptom of emotional lability, which causes extreme emotional rxns to normal things ie: crying over a dropped fork! If they work for me they’ll probably work for you.
7) Get in communication about your debt- do a budget to get back on track & while you’re at it plan next years holiday shopping over 3-4 months to spread out the cost~ I start buying presents in September 2-3 per month, so I’m always done early and I’ve paid for most of it by Thanksgiving.
Get back on your horse about you Goals for the new year & STOP CALLING THEM RESOLUTIONS! RESOLUTIONS ALWAYS REFER YOU TO A PAST FAILURE VERSUS A GOAL WHICH CREATES THE FUTURE.
9) Do 1 nice thing for yourself each day~ this is harder than it sounds…
10) Plan a trip~ somewhere warm if you can as a reward for meeting a goal or fulfilling on a project
11) Be grateful for what health you have and take steps to optimize it even in the face of a terminal diagnosis~ what do you have to loose?
12) If you really are fighting depression or anxiety: read Dr. David Amen’s “Making a Good Brain Great” and “Magnificent Mind” as well as Dr. Mark Hyman’s book, “”The UltraMind Solution”.
Whew! Have a nice day!
P.S. More Posts like these can be found on my Facebook Group the Care and Feeding of a High Powered Professional