So today is supposedly meant to be the most depressing day of the year!
Monday 16th January 2017
There is no science to prove this theory, but it is acknowledged every year as researchers at Cardiff University some years ago describe the third Monday in January as ‘blue monday’.
Factors such as the weather, debt, the amount of time elapsed since Christmas AND since we failed at our New Year’s Resolutions as well a general feelings of low motivation are all contributors to feelings of sadness and hopelessness.
Our bodies feel the strain of December’s booze and chocolate diet , tumbleweeds blow through our bank accounts and there’s ages ago till it’s light again in the mornings and our vitamin D levels can regenerate.
So if you have booked this day off work already, it may be the best day to give yourself a duvet day, with a bunch of feel good films and a tub of Ben and Jerrys ice cream.
But don’t let this day get you down. Smile and do a good deed for the day!