The same way we enjoy the consumer friendly Black Friday, we must also stand the depressing Blue Monday
It is not surprising that the third Monday of January has been chosen as the dullest, most demoralising and discouraging day of the year. Getting back into work can be hard after a long break but this is not the only reason why this day has been appointed as Blue Monday. The weather has been horrible, post-Christmas depression is hard to overcome and debt becomes an important problem.
In the banking sector, Blue Monday may be particularly noticeable. In a sector that has been under such scrutiny and pressure for so long, this day of the year is especially difficult to digest.
At the Bank Workers Charity, they try our best to brighten up this day by offering different tools and advice so that bank workers have a good start to the year. The Charity aims to improve work and non-work issues that affect bank workers in order to improve their wellbeing.
If your stress levels are rising as a result of all this, try this Bank Workers Charity Beating Stress Interactive Taster. This allows you to check your stress levels quickly and easily and gives you a flavour of how the full tool might help.
If you would like to monitor and try to actively reduce your stress levels, log on to the Beating Stress Interactive tool which helps you understand stress, ways to reduce it and provides you with a personalised action plan. You can access the tool when you choose, allowing you to do it at a time that suits you.