Gardening antidote to Blue Monday
The third Monday of January was named ‘Blue Monday’ by a PR travel company in 2004, which claimed it was the most depressing day of the year.
The theory was that a mixture of bad weather, fewer daylight hours, stress, failed New Year’s resolutions and post-Christmas debt meant the day was particularly unhappy. Since then, the idea has been debunked but whether you believe it or not, this year people are dealing with the additional burden of a third national lockdown.
For anyone lucky enough to have access to a garden, a great way to chase the winter blues away is by getting outside in the fresh air. For an instant winter ‘pick me up’ colourful winter bedding can really help brighten your garden and your mood.
… Hellebores, Camellias or wonderful scented Hyacinths will certainly cheer you up on dark winter days. Getting out in the garden is always good for the soul, and many studies show that gardening is great for your mental health and wellbeing.
As well as enjoying winter colour there are plenty of other things that you can do in the garden for a real sense of achievement, to feel good, get active, and chase the winter blues away. Here are some ideas from Squire’s Garden Centres.
Everyone knows that feeling ‘blue’ is not restricted to a single day but spending time outside on gardening projects helps boost morale on any day of the week.
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