Apparently the answer to the New Order lyric, “Tell me how do I feel, Tell me now, how do I feel?” is ‘pretty rubbish’. .For today is Blue Monday.
Blue Monday is an annual event which takes place in 2018 today. It is calculated using a series of factors – the weather, debt level, the amount of time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take charge of a situation – in a mathematical formula.
It is that time of year when you leave for work in the dark and go home in the dark.
But today we have a plan at work.
We aren’t ‘going to the dogs’ – but rather we launch our Charity of the Year 2018 today – and the plan is to raise as much money as we can for Guide Dogs. It costs over £5,000 to breed and puppy walk a guide dog. We want to raise enough to train one, but my real ambition is to raise enought to train three – one for each of my offices.
So today, the launch happens and to combat Blue Monday – we have some puppy walkers in our offices – with their dogs! That should certainly change the mood in the office – on a dull Monday morning!
I’ll post some more later about our fund-raising activities…