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Jan. 24th-The most Depressing Day of the Year

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Susan Caldwell
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Good Morning...To The Most Depressing Day

Feeling a bit miserable this morning?Well, there could be a good
reason for that.Today is the most depressing day of the year,
according to scientists.

Psychologist Dr Cliff Arnalls has come up with a formula pinpointing
Monday, January 24 as the gloomiest day of all.

The Cardiff University expert weighed up the influence of a number of
January-specific phenomena that ruin our mood.

He blamed miserable weather, mounting debt, the length of time since
Christmas and failed New Year's resolutions for the depressing day.

The factors are compounded by a lack of motivation in the face of a
need to take action.

For those wishing to examine their woe further, the formula is
[W+(D-d)]xTQ MxNA.

It translates as weather (W), debt (D) (minus the amount of money to
be paid on your next pay day) and the time (T) since Christmas.

Then there is the period since the failure to quit (Q) a bad habit
along with general motivational (M) levels and the need to take action
(NA) to plan something to look forward to.

:: The research was commissioned by Sky Travel.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050124/140/fawp6.html

Alicat
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1 posted 01-24-2005 03:05 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Maybe this could be another National Holiday, just so people won't need to call into work with ennui and doldrums.
Savage Quiescence
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That explains a lot.

www.livejournal.com/users/alimakins

Not A Poet
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I don't know. Jan 24 will have a hard time beating out Apr 15
Alicat
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April 15 isn't all that bad.  Now, April 16 is a right bugger.
Titia Geertman
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January 24th gave me a good feeling, because the world was a bit white this morning, our first snow, not much though and it disappeared after 30 minutes.

Depressed? No way!

Titia

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RSWells
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Wow, maybe that explains my post earlier in the open forum (it didn't help that my Steelers lost) It is nice to know one isn't alone though (or is that the selfish drain of "misery loves company?)

Poets against the war is redundant

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7 posted 01-24-2005 06:04 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

I now have absolute proof that I am totally screwed up... I didn't know I was supposed to be depressed, so I had a really decent day.
I apologize and promise to do better next year.
lol

In the wooden chair
Beside my window
I wear a face born in the falling rain

Not A Poet
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Yeah, I really hated to see the Steelers lose too.
Ron
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( [W+(D-d)]xTQ MxNA ) * Attitude

Susan Caldwell
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squared.

lol

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11 posted 01-24-2005 09:08 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I saw that on our news today and made a sigh of relief.  I felt rotten today actually seeing that you asked and was inside all darn day nursing a rotten headache.  Now that we both agree this was the reason, tomorrow will be a better day, thank you.
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i'm with Ringo  -  i was having a perfectly good day... i'll have to watch that from now on...
Susan Caldwell
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I had a great day, I was just squaring the attitude on Ron's equation...

Sharon, I hope you feel better!

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

 
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