Member Rara Avis
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
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.