Every year, the third Monday in January has been branded “Blue Monday”. It’s the day of the year when people are most-likely to suffer from depression and/or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Why do we feel dismal on this day in particular? This is down to a combination of factors that sadly hit us all at once, around about now (ugh).
We give ourselves New Year’s resolutions and sadly, most of us fail by now. This is due to them being unachievable and unrealistic, but it’s that sense of failure that makes us feel a bit sh**y. It’s also the longest break between pay days as most of us get paid just before Christmas. That leaves us waiting until the very end of the month in January to be paid again; for some it’s six whole weeks! To top it off, the coldest part of Winter is imminent, but we no longer feel cosy and Christmassy about it; it’s just all runny noses and slipping on the ice.
When we all have runny noses, limited money in the bank and extra festive blubber, where do we spend most of our time? At home! January is the month of staying in.