January 21 is officially the worst day of the year.
It’s the most depressing day anyway. Read more here Blue Monday is the most depressing day of the year.
The original date of “Blue Monday” was mathematically calculated in 2005 by Dr. Cliff Arnall a researcher at Cardiff University. In 2005 Blue Monday fell on January 24th which was the 4th Monday of January. (MSN:news/Jan. 24, 2005 called worst day of the year).
Mr. Arnall created his formula for the most depressing day of the year by working six distinct factors into the equation: weather conditions (Gloomy old January and its typical lack of sunshine), debt level and our ability to pay that debt, time elapsed since Christmas, time elapsed since failing our New Years resolutions, our general seasonal motivational levels, and our need to take action and to have something to look forward to( During January, and depending on where you reside, there are no statutory holidays in the fore-see-able future. Gasp!).
It was calculated that most of these events would come into play by the third week or 21st day within the month of January.
So try to balance it out by spending time outside and getting some exercise. The forecast high in London, Ontario is minus 6-complete with snow showers-but I’m taking my dog for a trail run. Her love of the snow is contagious.