Monday, 18 January 2016

Blue Monday: How to beat it!

Blue Monday: Tomorrow may be the most depressing day of the year

Sorry to tell you this, but the so-called ‘most miserable day of the year’ is upon us.

Today we celebrate BLUE MONDAY, when everything is supposedly at its most depressing.

 But, what is it exactly? Let's check it out in a wiki entry.

Blue Monday (date)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation.
The idea is considered pseudoscience, with its formula derided by scientists as nonsensical.

How was Blue Monday worked out?

Psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall first worked out that Blue Monday was the result of putting together this formula:



W is weather, D is debt, 

d is monthly salary, 

T is the time passed since Christmas, 

Q is the time since the failure of an attempt to give something up, 

M is low motivational level

Na is the need to take action.

But… Is this science?

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Here is an interesting article, if you fancy reading about this topic:  How to beat Blue Monday.

Anyway, I really hope you have a nice day! 

By the way, music always cheers spirits up...

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