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Blue Monday or Manic Monday – It’s Your Choice

 Published on: 20th January 2015   |   By: Nik Allen

Monday 19th January is apparently the most depressing day of the year.

So dark, dingy and despair filled is it that it’s even been dubbed Blue Monday.

Apparently it’s the perfect storm for a day of woe.

The weather is bleak mid-Winter dreariness, the Christmas and New Year holiday is just a distant memory and you’re reminded of any festive over indulgence as the credit card bills land on the doormat.

Such a day of doom is the third Monday of January that mental health charities even have campaigns and awareness raising events around it.

I didn’t know Blue Monday was supposed to be a day when I should have been thinking about curling into a ball and hiding under my duvet. Simply because I was too busy to notice.

I had an absolutely manic Monday. Magazines going to print, staff to be motivated and customers to be kept happy. I didn’t have time to dwell on anything negative.

I think that’s the case with a lot of busy people. They’re too busy thinking ahead and planning what the next thing to be done is.

Now I’m not evangelising about the cult of ‘busyness’ I’m just using my own experience to say Monday 19 January is what you make it. Blue, manic or even mellow.

I saw a great quote recently that said ‘We’re all self made but only the successful admit it.’ I think it sums up having a positive, can do attitude.

Our team’s collective to do list got even longer this week as we’re now in the planning phase for the launch of our 14th title My Edgware News.

It’s a perfect spot for one of magazine being next door to an existing magazine (My Stanmore News) and an area with plenty of news going on.

Having survived Blue Monday I hope you all have a great week.

Thanks for reading,



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