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What is Blue Monday and why is it the most depressing day of the year?

According to Cliff Arnall’s calculations, a psychology tutor at Cardiff University, Blue Monday is the most depressing day of the year.

With the current situation, the UK’s cost of living crisis, we cannot say we scramble for reasons to feel down. Add that on top of the dark days, faded holiday joy, unpaid debt, low motivation levels, and the need to take action as soon as possible and you will have the perfect cocktail for the saddest day of the year.

Cliff’s calculations have been debated by various scientists, whether or not his calculations are right or wrong, we can all agree that January does make you feel under the weather.

If you noticed that your motivation starts to diminish, you don’t feel you are challenged enough or maybe you just don’t feel like you’re going in the right direction, you might be ready for a job change.

The average worker spends around 3500 days a year at work, therefore is no surprise that being in the wrong job or working for the wrong employer can have a huge impact on your mental health.

Workplace stress is not a thing to ignore. Even if you manage to pretend that everything is ok, the stress can have serious problems for your body. Sleep problems, general aches, pains raised blood pressure, headaches, muscle tension, and digestive issues are the most common health problems most employees report, while being in the wrong role.

How do you really know that this is the action you need to take?

To start with, you need to look back in time to when you began working in your current role. You were full of hope and everything seemed full of possibilities but over time you started to believe less and less in the company. Your values are not shared, and you always feel stressed and tired. All these are warning signs that your stress level is rising!

If you feel your skills do not match your personal interests, you are invisible in the company it’s time to change your job or even your career. It might be hard to accept and even harder to leave behind your co-workers and the company you so much enjoyed working for. However, staying in a role that you’ve outgrown is very damaging to your well-being and self-esteem.

You are a whole new person since you first started working, you have developed skills and experience, and you owe it to yourself to look for something better, something that will make your mornings easier, something to be excited about, something new to explore!

So why wait? Don’t be afraid to explore your options. At Workforce People Solutions we have hundreds of roles to choose from. We have entry-level roles but also roles suitable for the more experienced employee! Choose the industry you want to work in, from healthcare to hospitality, to manufacturing, there will always be a role to suit everyone’s needs.

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