It’s Blue Monday, the Most Depressing Day of the Year

If you’re having a good day . . . you’re totally out of touch.  Because today is “Blue Monday,” the most DEPRESSING day of the year.

It’s always the third Monday in January.  It’s been a thing ever since a travel company in the U.K. came up with it for an ad campaign in 2005.

It’s based on a weird formula that’s supposed to calculate how sad or depressing any given day might be.

It factors in things like bad weather . . . post-December stress . . . holiday debt . . . New Year’s resolutions we’ve already failed at . . . and the fact that it’s just a Monday in general.

Most experts have rejected the formula as not very scientific.  And since weather factors in, it only works in the Northern Hemisphere.  The researcher who came up with it claims the HAPPIEST day of the year is usually in mid-to-late June.

If you look at actual mental health stats, there’s no proof today is any more depressing than an average day in January.  But some of us do tend to have less pep in our step this time of year.

(Live Science / Daily Mail)

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