If you’ve found yourself feeling a little more bummed out today than you did, say… yesterday, there’s good reason (and no, not just because the weekend’s over): Today is “officially” the most depressing day of the year–otherwise known as Blue Monday. Yes, according to the veritable source that is The Internet, January 21, 2013 falls at the very height of the sad, S.A.D. days of wintertime. Christmas is over, New Year’s resolutions are as-yet unresolved, the weather is pretty much abysmal, and suddenly, that winter wonderland we were all so game to sing about only a month ago seems about as truthful as the devastating lie that is Santa Claus.
But don’t go running to your shrink just yet! According to the theories of Chromotherapy (also called ‘color therapy’), a person’s mental, emotional, and sometimes even physical state can be manipulated with the use of color. And naturally, the easiest way to add some color to your life, starts with your closet! As per Meg Hill, author of Color Me Healed! A Practical Guide to Color and Aura Therapy for the 21st Century, “the colors we wear impact both ourselves and those in the environment around us. [Wearing the right hues] can make a positive energetic impact on your mood and outlook, and that of those around you as well.”
Hill shared with us her expert insight on dressing to improve our moods on this melancholy Monday, and whichever gray days are sure to follow. So the next time you’re feeling blue, make it cobalt–it just might help put things into perspective!