Blue Monday – as believable as the Easter Bunny!


Blue Monday… Today… The day of literally NO joy!

You only have to look at the headlines to have Blue Monday hammered home today –

SAD DAY Blue Monday 2018 is TODAY! Why is it known as ‘the most depressing day of the year’ and where did it come from?  (The Sun)

Blue Monday: Why everything you knew about happiness is wrong (The Telegraph)

Blue Monday 2018: FIVE ways to beat January blues on the most depressing day of the year (Express)

Okay, we get it, or we vaguely get it.  Weather plus debt, multiplied by time since Christmas divided by the low motivational levels and squared by failing our New Years resolutions… Or something like that!  Equals a thoroughly miserable Monday!

Or so they would have us believe!

At Forestrall Timber we’re inclined to believe this is all clap trap! Actually, the weather is fairly mild for the season and a little bit or rain and a few gusts of wind aren’t going to get us down, so take that Blue Monday!

And who says we’re low on motivation and not sticking to our resolutions? We’ve seen plenty of customers, online and through our doors, since returning to work at the beginning of the month who are totally driven to complete their latest personal or client project and are fully fired up by the prospect of a new year ahead.  And for many of the general public purchasing materials, I’m sure fulfilling their DIY task list is up there as a New Years’ resolution!

It really isn’t all about who’s eaten chocolate when they said they weren’t going to, and who has only been to the gym once when they said they’d go three times a week! If you’ve said that this year, you’d really like to get your house / garden / shed in order, then that’s not a resolution that you can fail at within the first two weeks, that is a resolution that you can chip away at over the coming months and know by December 2018 that you have really achieved.

And if you’re still concerned that the “D” of the Blue Monday equation is an issue (DEBT) then don’t forget that Forestrall consistently offer great prices, at our yard and online. You’ll always get great prices on fence posts, cladding, shiplap, felt for the shed roof, decking, wood preserver and wood treatment.

Look no further than Forestrall for all your timber supplies! Maidstone & Medway areas can purchase online here and further afield across the South East can purchase online here. Any questions, do give us a call on 01474 444150.

You can read more from us in our timber blog here.

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