17 Jan 2017 11:35 AM

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year. 

From where I sit in Guildford the weather yesterday certainly lived up to expectations for Blue Monday, grey skies and non-stop rain and drizzle.     

But that was yesterday. 

Today it’s blue skies all the way.  So here’s to the first day of the rest of 2017…

If we have to come to work, let's make 2017 the year of KINDNESS, the year to be more positive people, to share good thoughts and to make our colleagues smile.

Here are some ideas:


Be kind


Provide support

Give a compliment

Provide well thought out and constructive feedback

Offer help

Say “thank you”

Encourage a creative environment by listening to colleague’s ideas

Celebrate mistakes and shout about success

Share knowledge/Teach them what you know


A word of caution, KINDNESS is contagious, you'll probably find that people around you will start to adopt some of the same practices.