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How to recover from ‘Blue Monday’

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While many people across the country had the day off from work, you probably woke up not feeling so great.

Today is known as ‘Blue Monday,’ which is the one day of the year that most of us feel at our lowest.

Experts say the reasons for waking in such a bad mood include residual effects of an expensive Christmas, minimal hours of daylight, failed New Year’s resolutions and thinking about a summer that is far away.

A survey by Anglian Home Improvements found that 79 percent of us feel that limited hours of daylight has a negative effect on our mood.

However, there are a few things you can do that will make your Monday not so blue.

Experts suggest picking up a new hobby or getting back on track with those New Year’s resolutions.

If you are worried about holiday debts piling up, talk to an accountant or a debt consolidation firm to get a handle on your finances.

If the cloudy day is keeping you down, officials say you may try gardening to get ready for those springtime flowers.

After a long day at the office, go home and cuddle with your loved ones.

Not only does it release “feel-good” chemicals, it also helps us feel more cared for and can actually make people happier.