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Blue Monday

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Today I saw many messages (Facebook and elsewhere) mentioning ‘Blue Monday’…I wasn’t familiar with this concept, but am now (thx Wikipedia 😉 ).

So, Blue Monday is a date declared to be the most depressing day of the year and has its own formula:

frac{[W + D-d] T^Q}{M N_a}

W = weather, d=debt, T=time since Christmas, Q=time since failing our new year’s resolutions, M=low motivational levels, Na=the feeling of a need to take action and ‘D’ is not defined.

Hmm, as the weather ‘W’ is pretty ok for the time of year, my dept ‘d’…well, no comment 😉 , the time since Xmas ‘T’ is out of my control anyway (and steadily growing by one day everyday!),  I don’t ‘do’ New Years resolutions ‘Q’, motivation level ‘M’ could be better, but the need to take action ‘Na‘ is very high, the formula would come close to zero for me!! 😉

Blue Monday originally started as the Monday of the last full week in January, but has now shifted to be the third Monday of January being today.

Thought you might wanted to know a bit more about this ‘Blue Monday’ thingy. 😉 is a site dedicated to this phenomenon and they suggest to make someone happy on a Monday in January. They’ll be highlighting many of your happy moments on their site, so if you are feeling blue, check it out!

Alternatively, you can wait until for the happiest day of the year. The same person who calculated Blue Monday, also did the ‘math’ for the Happiest Day of the Year which has been close to Midsummer so far.

And obviously, since we are all creators of our own happiness, so forget everything ‘earthy’ that is occupying and bothering you…SMILE…and feel the happiness coming in!! (even if it is ‘just’ for one moment, that moment counts!!)


PS. Please note that some links in this blogpost link to Wikipedia and if you are reading this on January 18 2012, those links will not work; Wikipedia is going black that day to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act.