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Posted on January 21, 2013 There have been 0 comments

5 Reasons to feel a little less blue this Monday…

Today is officially Blue Monday and apparently the blue feeling is set to last for the whole week.  After a very cold Monday morning awakening and a snowy commute to work, who could blame us?

So, here is our Blue Monday survival guide, which promises to brighten up your Monday and your week!

1. Stroke your pet: the ultimate comfort!

For years psychologists have been telling of the benefits of spending some quality time with the much beloved family pet, as the repetition of stroking your pampered pooch or furry feline has been shown to have a calming effect.  If you find yourself pet-less fear not, delve into the surreal but hilarious world of Gemma Correll in A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette and we promise you’ll want to hug-a-pug!

2.  Love your home: enjoy your surroundings.

Sprucing up your home will make you feel proud of your surroundings and can give a great sense of satisfaction.  Try out some of the projects from Junk Genius and make your junk into unique and beautiful items to be enjoyed by all.

3.  Get crafting: make yourself a super-cute companion.

Crafting will make you feel productive and proactive and at the end you will have your own little keepsake.  We recommend trying out a project from Sock Puppet Madness by Marty Allen(a sneak peak of some of his projects can be found on our blog!)

 4.  Take a trip down memory lane: delight in the good old days.

There is nothing better than taking a few minutes out of your day to indulge in the memories of yesteryear.  Learn how to style your flea market finds with Living Retro by Andrew Weaving and succumb to the joys of days gone by.

5.  Bake a cake: savour every mouthful of your creation.Enjoy the process of putting something truly delicious together!  We recommend the sumptuous carrot cake from Guilt Free Gourmet, that will put a smile back on your face.  You can even share with friends, if you like.

So, Blue Monday, your time is up.  We don’t feel so blue after all!

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