If you woke up today feeling a bit shittier than your average Monday, fear not as you are not alone.
According to experts, today shall forever be known as 'Blue Monday' AKA the most depressing day of the year.
Research was first carried out in 2005 that the miserable weather and the empty bank balances on the third Monday of the year combine to make people feel that bit lower than usual.
Here's a few simple tips on how to make sure Blue Monday doesn't get the better of you:
1. Get some fresh air
Take half an hour on your lunch break to get out of the stuffy office and go for a walk. The fresh air will do you the world of good and those emails can wait.
2. Listen to some quality tunes
Turn up the speakers and blast your favourite jams or, failing that, stick the headphones in and ignore everything else around you.
3. Contact a mate
Send a Whatsapp or a Facebook message to a faraway friend and see how they're getting on. We guarantee you'll be exchanging lols within seconds.
4. Book a holiday
There's nothing liking booking a trip to sunnier climes to put a spring in your step. You may as well spend the last of your cash on an experience you'll never forget.
Even better, why not visit that faraway friend?
5. Netflix binge
Close the curtains and get stuck into some high quality netflicking. Click here for some suggestions.
6. Try something new
Read a new book, start a journal, take up knitting. Adult colouring is SO in right now - let your creative juices flow!