Blue Monday – The most miserable day of the year
Blue Monday? You may never have heard of “Blue Monday” but the news channels make sure to mention it; every blooming year.
I was watching SKY News, as one does and there must not have bee much happening in the world, except a massive businnes going bust, landslides and mudslides and of course, Donald Trump putting his foot in it; again!
But no! Forget all of that stuff, Blue Monday, the most miserable day of the year was upon us.
So, what exactly is this most miserable of days? It is the second Monday after Christmas, the time you are back in work, when the weather is rotten and all the bills from your Christmas spending drop through the letterbox.
Who thought up Blue Monday?
What a great question. How does one go about deciding which is the worst day of the year? Well, a trip to our old friends Wikipedia will give the answer:
Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed 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.
I jest ye not, there is a actual mathematical equation to work the whole thing out. variables used are time, weather, travel delays, time doing hobbies etc and even time spent sleeping. You can see the equation in action from this link.
Don-t get too down in the dumps though> there is also an equation for the happiest day of the year. This is generally in June, close to midsummer.
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