Good Morning on this Blue Monday. How are you feeling? ☺

If you are feeling blue don’t despair. Today (15 January 2024), is designated as Blue Monday 💙 meaning that it’s officially the most depressing day of the year. Drink as much coffee as you need to get through the day. Scream at the universe. Eat a tub of ice-cream. There is evidence to back up your blues today.

The phrase ‘Blue Monday’ was invented in 2005 by a British psychologist, Dr Cliff Arnal, to denote the most depressing day of the year. He worked out the day with the highest depression factor using factors like average temperature, days since last pay day, days until next bank holiday, average hours of daylight and the number of nights in. The third Monday in January turned out to be the most depressing time of any year.

So, if you are feeling yuk and the world seems black, grey and white remember that you are not alone. 🙂