Is it helpful to name Blue Monday as the most depressing day of the year?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: There may be one benefit if you share your feelings today…

Today marks the ‘most depressing day of the year’ according to…wait for it…a holiday company called Sky Travel. Because shock horror they wanted to sell more summer holidays. What a way to capitalise on people’s misery ey?

If you actually are suffering from depression and you’re told today is the most depressing day of the year, do you think this makes you feel better? What logical benefit does this actually have? This won’t fill you full of hope that today will be a better day, it just makes you succumb to the misery.

Instead of thinking today will be bad because the media is telling you it will be, why don’t you change your perspective and think, I’m going to make today great?

Defy the odds, take today by the horns and show them that your happiness will not be defined by a day invented by a company that would prefer you to be miserable until you use their service.

There may be an argument to say that we’re all in this together, so therefore we’re not alone. But this togetherness, still makes us miserable, it’s just shared misery.

So let’s change the colour of Monday, to a nice bright and happy colour because, January is almost over and the nights are getting slightly lighter. WE HAVE GOT THIS! GO TEAM!

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