Blue Monday gives the hue a bad name! Colour therapists say it actually ‘soothes the mind’, so from Santorini to Capri, these are the richly azure places that should lift your mood
- Today marks ‘Blue Monday’, which is supposedly the year’s most depressing day for people across the UK
- But a ‘colour therapist’ argues that the term is misleading because the hue is one of the world’s most uplifting
- In fact, she says visiting places rich in colour can help with everything from de-stressing to fighting infection
They say what goes up, must come down. So it’s understandable that December’s festivities are followed by a natural, but completely unwelcome, slump.
And, according to experts, the slump ‘peaks’ each year today, on January 15, in a phenomenon known as ‘Blue Monday’.
Dubbed the most depressing day of the calendar, it’s supposedly when all the bitter realities of life collide into one truly miserable 24-hour period.
But others believe the playful term is misguided, especially when considering the supposed benefits of the hue, include everything from de-stressing to fighting infection.
With this in mind, Celebrity Cruises has listed the world’s best locations for people to benefit from the shade – everywhere from Iceland to Italy, with not a sad face in sight.