Who will you share a cuppa with this #BrewMonday?

The third Monday in January has become known as Blue Monday (the most depressing day of the year apparently), but did you know ‘Blue Monday’ is a myth and came about because of a publicity campaign?

It started in 2005 and was supposedly based on ‘calculations’ but this is now considered pseudoscience.

Despite the dubious origins of Blue Monday, it has in recent years been adapted and used as an extra opportunity to talk about the importance of connection. What better way to do this than with a very British pastime… having a brew.

So… Blue Monday is now Brew Monday – a much more positive way to start the third Monday in January!

What can you do for Brew Monday?

It’s all about connection, so we’d like to encourage you to have a brew and make a connection with others, with nature or with things you enjoy.

Here is a short list of ideas for what you can do to recognise Brew Monday…

  1. Make time for a cuppa, biscuit, and chat with your neighbour, a friend or family member.
  2. Get together with colleagues for social cuppa and catch-up (you can even organise to do this virtually if you’re working from different places).
  3. Take some time for you and enjoy a cuppa outside in the fresh air (weather permitting) or with a book, magazine, or favourite TV programme.
  4. Arrange a cuppa and catch up with someone you’ve been worried about - an invitation for a cuppa alone can be a way of reminding someone that you care.
  5. If you’re struggling, reach out to someone you trust and arrange a cuppa and catch up. Talk about how you’re feeling. A chat over a brew can help us feel a bit more grounded and put our worries into perspective.

Whatever you do, please do share your pics using the hashtag #BrewMonday and tag us

Did you know…

  • For nearly five thousand years, people have been enjoying tea.
  • There are more than 1,500 types of teas in the world.
  • Over three billion cups are consumed worldwide each year.