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How are you today? The odds are you aren’t that great because today is ‘Blue Monday’. The third Monday of the year has been calculated by psychologist Cliff Arnail to be the day on which we are at our lowest ebb. On what he has based this supposition one does not know.
Perhaps it’s to do with the failed New Year resolutions that have come home to roost or the weather with its gales and snow and floods. Maybe the prospect of summer just seems at its furthest from us. Or the receipt of the bank and credit card statements after the Christmas spending may contribute. How about getting on the scales after the Christmas binge – is that a factor? The dark trip to work and the dark trip home can’t help, can they? Lack of exercise and staying indoors (because of that weather again) may make us feel grotty.
Or perhaps Blue Monday is simply something the travel agents have dreamed up to make us get that summer holiday booked.
Whatever, perhaps you should have an early night and console yourself that it can only get better from here on in…