Around the change of calendar years, Soul Searching comes natural to many people. We tend to reflect on the year past and our success and failures, and we look forward to the year ahead and make new plans, also known as “New Year’s resolutions”.
And then, on a Monday towards the end of January, Blue Monday hits! Although the concept of Blue Monday has actually never been scientifically proofed, Blue Monday stands for the most depressing day of the year. By then, we’ve left all the festivities of the holiday season far behind and we have ventured well into the New Year. And where we started out fully inspired and enthusiastic about all the opportunities and fresh starts that the New Year would represent, we now start to realise that really nothing much has changed from last year, and that a significant amount of effort will be required to bring all those New Year’s resolutions to life. It is the day of the year that most people lose confidence in their once great plans, and will simply give up and move on with life as usual.
If you don’t want Blue Monday to get to you and affect your New Year’s resolutions, then check out Barbara Cormack’s article “Your Soul Searching Wheel”, to refresh your mind and refocus on making things actually happen in the year ahead! You can find this article in the Soul Searching issue of Amarantine.