Blue Monday is a lie

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You will often hear today referred to as Blue Monday, which is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. In fact, there is no scientific basis for this, its an absolute sham.

 Blue Monday was actually conceived in 2005, by a travel company (Sky Travel).  This depressing day, is actually a marketing campaign from 2005 to sell people holidays.  It has since been taken on by the media as the most depressing day of the year, but I just wanted to highlight the origins of this day.

It is not just about one day – we all have bad days, and sometimes we just need to get through them.  I had to get through 13 January (my most depressing day) last week. So don’t feel tied to this date to feel emotions, it is after all a marketing ploy for a holiday.

Life is supposed to be messy, sadly sometimes it is a littler messier than others.

Finally, I want to highlight the “Brew Monday” campaign from Samaritans:

“The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day of the year’ but this is a myth. At Samaritans we know there’s no such thing as ‘Blue Monday’ – we all have our good days and our bad days, and those aren’t for the calendar to decide.

So we say it’s time to stop this myth about Monday being ‘blue’ and instead start a conversation over a brew! Reach out and connect with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.”

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