The third Monday in January is colloquially known as “Blue Monday,” the so-called saddest day of the year. It sums up the feeling of come down after the holiday season, and the cold, dark days often associated with January.
With the upcoming combination of COVID-19 restrictions and colder, shorter days, psychologists worry that negative effects on mental health will increase in the following months.
While we are looking at the potential for a second wave of COVID-19, efforts to socially distance, wear masks, and work from home are all more long-term practices as the pandemic continues. Employers can help to decrease the prevalence and risks of mental fatigue among employees, there are a variety of ways to support your team throughout the COVID-19 process.