Blue Monday- Beat the depression and book a holiday, weekend away or family celebration!!

The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.

Apparently, a university professor managed to precisely calculate the most depressing day of the year, using the following formula:


Where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. ‘D’ is not defined in the release, nor are units.

Supposedly the date was calculated by using many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action.

The Samaritans suggest turning Blue Monday into Brew Monday, so meet a friend for a cuppa, or have a coffee with someone you love.

Or why not book a weekend away with friends or family, plan a celebration, or book a holiday to make the clouds clear away!! Lets get rid of the blues and bring out the Sunshine!!!