‘Blue Monday’ is believed to be the most depressing day of the year according to calculations by psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall . Blue Monday falls on the third Monday of January and has been awarded the gloomy title due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.
Apparently, this university professor managed to precisely calculate the most depressing day of the year, using formula below:
This year is on Monday 15th January 2018.
Feeling Depressed yet?
Well read on… Dr. Arnall calculated many factors, such as weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since failing New Year Resolutions and low motivational levels using the following equation:
[W + (D-d)] x TQ
M x NA
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. ‘D’ is not defined in the release, nor are units.
Supposedly the date was calculated by 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.
However, all may not be as it seems here, as it turns out this was in fact a PR stunt by Sky Travel.
However, we have selected a few products to perk you up and beat the blues!
- Aduna Boabob Fruit Powder
100% natural, nutrient-dense raw whole food and an excellent source of Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and thiamin, a source of vitamin B6. These nutrients combine to support energy levels, the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Karma St Johns Wort Extract
A Traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of low moods. St Johns Wort is especially effective to treat mild forms of depression.
- BetterYou D Oral Vitamin D3 Spray by Jan de Vries
Contains 100 sprays enough for a 3 month supply. Vitamin D3 is manufactured by our bodies when our skin is exposed to UVB rays from the sun and aids calcium absorption which is fundamental for maintaining healthy teeth and bones. Research shows that in the winter months we lack Vitamin D.
- DoMatcha Tea
The leaves are hand picked in the spring when they are young and fresh and most vibrant. The tea raises energy levels for up to 4 hours, creates a state of relaxed yet calm mental alertness and contains 137 times more antioxidants that steeped green tea.
- SAD Solutions Blue Light LED Portable Light Therapy
Up to a third of the population in Britain suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also known as winter depression, according to MIND, a leading mental health charity in England and Wales. This is a Easy-to-use and portable BLUE Light uses blue light technology to give a quick, safe and 100% Medical CE certified effective light treatment for those suffering with SAD disorder which can improve mood.
Available from most well known health brand suppliers but always check with your GP or health professional for advice.