BLUE MONDAY: What helps lift your mood?

Blue Monday, today is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

Blue Monday, today is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

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It’s Blue Monday today, dubbed the most depressing day of the year.

Christmas is over, the summer’s a long way away and most of us are completely skint.

But there’s lot of ways we can improve our moods, from a hug to booking a holiday.

And a recent survey found that listening to music was the top way many of us remain positive.

The poll, which was conducted to mark the release of The Martian on Digital HD on January 25, found that the top five ways people’s moods are affected in January are:

1) Bad weather

2) Darker mornings

3) Colder temperatures

4) No money

5) Weight

And when asking people what lightens their mood, the top five answers were:

1) Listening to music

2) A hug

3) Sunshine

4) Watching a film on DVD

5) Booking a holiday.

What helps lift your mood when you’re down? Perhaps its listening to your favourite song, spending time with your family or booking a getaway. Let us know by emailing louise.cooper@jpress.co.uk.