If you didn’t already know, the rumours are true, today is the most depressing day of the year…apparently.
Why? Well, there are a number of reasons – those post-Christmas blues, its the middle of winter and most people are probably feeling the pinch after going mad at the sales.
A mass of people have taken to Twitter to voice how they feel about the worst day of the year, and some are priceless!
— BBC Comedy (@bbccomedy) January 15, 2018
Is Blue Monday a real thing? No, we haven’t made it up. It is calculated using a series of factors in a mathematical formula.
It goes something like this ‘[W + (D-d)] x Tq ÷ [M x Na]’, and was developed by Dr. Cliff Arnall From Wales.
It takes into account – the weather, debt level (specifically, the difference between debt and our ability to pay), the amount of time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take charge of the situation.
This guy is definitely feeling the Blue Monday pain…
A bird just shat on my head walking across the Samuel Beckett bridge…..not great! 🦅💩#BlueMonday
— David Buckley (@The_Real_DB_) January 15, 2018
Even the M50 was having a bad start to the day…
— 98FM (@98FM) January 15, 2018
But, stars like Lucy Kennedy aren’t buying it… Yes, Lucy!
— Lucy Kennedy (@KennedyLucy) January 15, 2018
Patrick wasn’t feeling the blues either…
— Patrick Hayes (@patrickshayes) January 15, 2018
Others have given us tips on how to deal with Blue Monday, like Chloe Brotheridge a Hypnotherapist in London…
How to Get Through #BlueMonday:
🌷Call or text a loved one
🌷Go for a walk, even if it’s raining
🌷Make some plans to do something fun soon
🌷Think of 3 things to be grateful for today
🌷Take deep belly breaths and remember ‘this too shall pass’
— Chloe Brotheridge (@CBrotheridge) January 15, 2018
Labelled as one of the most depressing days of the year…
Mental illness DOES NOT pick ONE day. Mental illness is present EVERYDAY.
Having said that, why not take a little time to grab a cup of tea and reach out to those who may be struggling. #KeepTalkingMH ☕️
— Hannah 💐 (@paintmeasmile23) January 15, 2018
A lot of people are reaching out to friends to help in a way only friends can…
When it’s #BlueMonday but you’re feeling fly & confident & about to step into a job interview…& then a friend reminds you of why you struggled getting a job last time & it’s gone 💨 pic.twitter.com/cs3CH8EuB1
— Shang (@sh_aronwal_sh) January 15, 2018
If none of these work, well then author, screenwriter, and Elaine show regular Caroline Grace-Cassidy has the right idea…
— Caroline Grace-Cassidy (@CGraceCassidy) January 15, 2018