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Blue Monday 2021: How to support your staff on The Most Depressing Day of the Year

The Most Depressing Day of the Year is here again—with pandemic fatigue to boot. Here’s how you can support your staff through this challenging time.

First published on Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Last updated on Monday, Jan 18, 2021

2 min read

You’ve probably heard the hype around Blue Monday…

It falls on the third Monday of January (this year it’s Monday 18th January) and has been coined The Most Depressing Day of the Year.

The theory goes that this is the day where we’re all down in the dumps because we’re cold, tired, skint from Christmas, getting back to the daily grind, and already floundering with our New Year’s Resolutions.

Is Blue Monday 2021 the worst one yet?

This year Blue Monday is hitting everyone even harder. Because our January blues might normally be linked to the return to work and responsibilities after a sparkling festive season…

But the pandemic meant that wasn’t how Christmas 2020 looked for most of us, we’ve likely started the year grafting alone from our kitchen table, and our social lives extend only as far as a rainy stroll in the park with a friend.

Yup, Blue Monday 2021 has taken The Most Depressing Day of the Year to a whole new level.

Feeling the pandemic fatigue

We get it. We’re nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there’s light at the end of the tunnel as the vaccines roll out, everyone’s energy levels and positivity are understandably waning.

You’re struggling, your staff are struggling, and we could all do with some extra support to help us through this last stretch before we (fingers crossed) get to see the world slowly return to one we recognise. And that’s where BrightHR comes in…

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