today is supposed to be the most miserable, depressing, gloomy day of the year. it has been proven to be so. (here comes the science bit)
where weather=w, debt=d, time since christmas=t, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=q, low motivational levels=m and the feeling of a need to take action=na.
the date is calculated using many factors, including weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action.
pretty rock solid i would say. hey it has even been reported and discussed on 5live’s breakfast show. how much more proof do you need?
it makes no difference that it has been widely reported that the original formula and explanation was nothing more than a puffed up press release for sky travel. nor does it matter that the formula doesn’t actually work. the simple fact is the idea of this being the most depressing day of the year has entered the popular zeitgeist.
so if you are feeling blue, if you are feeling down, if you are feeling depressed because today is not just monday, but today is blue monday what are you going to do? who you gonna call?
well it seems you really don’t have to do much to help get you out of the funk of knowing that somehow both vanessa feltz and piers morgan keep getting lucrative work. the solution? it is the simple things in life that help get us through blue monday. according to the bod they had on the radio today it is all about making a list of the good things you have (what my mum would have called ‘counting your blessings’), and we know that this works because paul mckenna has recommended it as a technique - what more science do you need? another technique is not to worry about the future but concentrate on the here and now. other things that help are hearing/paying a compliment, having a laugh, helping someone and, my favourite, eating your favourite food: so that will be an extra large pizza followed by some doughnuts washed down by a lot of coffee.
see i can do happy.
(don't worry i will be back to my grumpy old self later in the day...)