You may see references to ‘Blue Monday’ in your social media newsfeeds or in the press today – apparently today is meant to be the ‘most depressing day of the year’… but not here, oh no, here we Blue Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday. And Thursday. And Friday. And Saturday. And Sunday.

Because, to us, blue represents water and the amazing effect being on it, in it or near it can have. It’s a phenomenon Dr. Wallace J. Nichols calls ‘Blue Mind’ and the team here at the Centre are huge advocates of it.

But, unless you’re lucky enough to live very close to the water at the moment you’re probably missing it as much as we are!

In this article www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/in-a-time-of-stress-and-social-distancing-water-is-medicine/ Dr. Wallace J. Nichols’s recommends ‘virtual water’ when we can’t get to the real blue and says:

“Photography, painting, film, any kind of artwork, music, recordings, and imagination. If looking at a photograph of the water you love while you’re not able to get there is helpful, do it. Paint it. Print it and hang it on the wall. If there’s a song you associate with that place, close your eyes and listen to it.”

So, today, we want to ‘sea’ pics of your favourite ‘blue’ place – it can be anywhere in the world!

Simply tag the Centre in your favourite photo when you share on social media with a sentence explaining why you’ve selected it and throughout today we’ll share it for all to ‘sea’ and benefit from.

We’ll also be sharing some of the team’s favourite blue places too.

Blue Monday? Yes, we it and hope you will too.

*Please note that the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre remains closed under current Government restrictions.