Monday 17 January 2022

Blue Monday

Although scientists say it is based on farcical pseudo-science, some bright spark from the UK claims that he has invented an equation that takes into account such facts as the weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since New Year’s resolutions have been broken and low motivational levels to prove that today is the most depressing day of the year, aka Blue Monday.

In simple terms, Blue Monday is generally the third Monday in January, although it has occasionally fallen on either the 2nd or 4th.

Much like the sceptical scientists, I too believe there is little scientific merit to the equation as it fails to make any mathematic sense. It should also be pointed out that the equation was created as part of a promotional campaign by a travel channel so make of that what you will.

That said, I do feel that if we take a holistic view at the year, it does kind of feel right if would fall around now. We have short amounts of daylight with miserable weather. People are paying off debts from over indulging at Christmas. It feels like forever until the happy days of Summer or next Christmas.

It should be pointed out that the factors involved do mean that this is only applicable in the Northern Hemisphere. You Southern Hemispherers out there (I don't know if that is a word but, if not, I've just made it one!) will presumably be able to look forward to it at some other time of year but I have no idea when that will be. I presume it would be a bit too simplistic to say it shifts 6 months because that would bring it much closer to next Christmas, thus raising happiness! Maybe you get your very own equation instead?

To provide some happiness to balance out the woe, the same equation also states that the happiest day of the year will fall sometime close to Midsummer, so around to June 21-24. Again, Northern Hemisphere we're talking about here. I have no idea about the Southern Hemisphere. If anyone knows, do let me know!

The big question that remains is what can I do to help tackle the miserable nature of the day?

The only thing I can think of in this moment is to share a fun little guessing game from SexxxyJessica's Twitter timeline today. After all, who doesn't enjoy games? And everyone loves looking at a little bit of boobs and bush, right? That's what Jess told me today, anyway!

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