How to cheer up on Blue Monday
Officially the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday falls on 15 January in 2018. It is apparently the day when New Year’s resolutions are most likely to have failed and motivation is low. Christmas is a distant memory and the weather outside is less than delightful.
Blue Monday doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, however, if you have a strategy to deal with it. Do just one of the activities below and you’re sure to have a better day than most.
Attend a yoga class
If your New Year’s resolution to go to the gym regularly has already evaporated, there’s still something less drastic you can do for your body. Yoga is a more gentle form of exercise and one that is a great foundation to build on throughout the year.
You don’t even need to leave the hotel to enjoy some yoga, with regular classes held at the Soma Centre within the Royal Garden Hotel. Drop-in classes are available or you can sign up for five sessions if you are staying with us for a longer period and want to get deeper into your practice.
Indulge in a deep bath
There’s nothing more relaxing than indulging in a hot bath and when you’re away from home, there’s often more opportunity to have one. What’s more is that at the Royal Garden Hotel you can enjoy your bath in sumptuous surroundings. Each of our luxurious bathrooms comes complete with Penhaligon’s toiletries for a fragrant soak. You can then slip into a soft robe and slippers to continue to unwind in your room.
Order room service
You don’t have to leave your room at all, if you would like to block out the world and pretend it’s not Blue Monday. The hotel has an extensive room service menu, meaning you can have your breakfast eggs delivered directly to you, or your lunch or evening meal for that matter. The possibilities are endless.
Go to a comedy show
If instead you feel like you could do with a laugh, then a comedy show could be just the tonic to get you through Blue Monday. The South Kensington Comedy Club is located conveniently close to the hotel and hosts a wide variety of comedians. Sunday nights welcome the New Act, New Material event, where you might even see one of the big comedy names of the future. You could just wake up on Blue Monday with a smile on your face.
Plan your escape to London
Not everyone can cheer up their Blue Monday by being at the Royal Garden Hotel when it strikes. For those who are required to work or endure a mundane day, improve it by giving yourself something to look forward to. Book yourself a future stay in our New Year Sale and spend the day fantasising about all the things you will get up to in Kensington and the rest of London later on in the year.
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