Today is considered the gloomiest day of the year, or Blue Monday. The combination of weather, limited sun, Christmas bills, and a host of other depressants cause psychologists to look at the day people are most depressed.
Today, say experts, is the unhappiest day in the entire year.
Unpaid Christmas bills, nasty weather, and failed New Year’s resolutions combine to make January 22 the gloomiest in the calendar.
But if anyone can cope with ‘blue Monday’ it is the British, who researchers have found to be mainly optimists.
More than 85 per cent of us expect the future to be happier than it is now, according to researchers.
Dr Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University psychologist, devised the formula that shows today is the most depressing.
His equation takes into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take action.
Taken together they pinpoint today as ‘Blue Monday’. via This is London.