Eco-prescriptions for Blue Monday
Try these green living tips to bring yourself out of your Blue Monday funk.
Mon, Jan 18 2010 at 2:37 PM
Happy Blue Monday
, MNN readers! To cheer you up on the most depressing day of the year — statistically speaking — here's some happy-ish news of the day:
>> Feeling cooped up due to the crazy weather? Try the plow pose
at home, no energy-consuming gym equipment required. Tim Wu at Slate
says he’s discovered yoga stretches make him feel amazing:
So perfect was the stretch that it led me to what can only be described as a kind of semiconscious trance. Afterward, the world seemed nicer, softer, and more colorful. It seemed that my blood had turned to wine. Nothing has been quite the same since.
>> Working on MLK day like I am? Here’s some happy news for people who aren’t us: Working less can be more sustainable
. In The Independent
, Johann Hari argues that “We don’t need this culture of overwork” — and talks about how Utah state employees now work four 10-hour days a week. Employees loved the new arrangement and took fewer sick days — and air pollution and energy use decreased! “Some 17,000 tonnes of warming gases were kept out of the atmosphere.” (via Grist
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