Today Is Blue Monday But I Am Feeling Happy - What About You Guys?

@ellie333 (21029)
January 19, 2009 8:43am CST
Other than having low energy levels today my mood is really good but I heard on the TV just now that today is called Blue Monday and is supposed to be the most depressing day. Well if we think it is going to be it will I guess but my day is good and I intend it to remain that way. What mood are you in today? Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Ha! I never heard of Blue Monday, but I can tell you that mine certainly was! My marriage almost ended! I still don't know if it has any chance of surviving, but my husband and I have been, well, at odds, to put it nicely. He told me on Saturday that I was never to have my family over here any more as long as they come over to help me out in any way. "It's my job to do that" he says. The problem is, he doesn't do it! Yesterday, Monday, I reached the end. I told him exactly how I felt and if that meant that we sell the house and go our separate ways, so be it. He was making me feel as though I was not allowed to have anyone over to our house. If they did come over, he would run and hide and give me the cold shoulder for days afterwards. He wants to be a hermit, except he wants me with him. I told him I can't do that. I will NOT give up my family for him and if he can't accept my family (who all get along quite nicely and are respectful, even of him although he doesn't deserve it) then we have to get divorced. When it comes to a choice between my family and my husband, my family is going to win, hands down! Anyway, he's promised (once again) that he'll try harder and that I can have my family over any time I want and he won't act like a spoiled little child who isn't getting his way. (Isn't that magnanimous of him?) So, that was my Monday. Why is it called Blue Monday? Whatever it is, I'm living proof that there is a bonafide reason behind it being called that!
@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jan 09
Hi Mentalward, Certainly sounds like you had a tough time of it. It is called Blue Monday as it is the anti - climax after Christmas and New Year still a couple of weeks before payday and the bills all start arriving in from the Christmas Spending so I have been told. It is only this Monday and that has now past so hopefully you and your husband can move on and start building the relationship back and him become less of a hermit. Huggles. Ellie :D
19 Jan 09
Hi ellie, It is dark wet and cold outside and its Monday, but I happy becuse I don't have to go out this evening and its nice warm and cosy indoors, I'm just sitting mylotting, and hubby is not here at the mo,ment so what more can I ask? its just so peaceful too with my cats asleep round me, they look so cute. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Tamara, Glad to hear that you are happy too, I have been out four times today and it was snowing at one stage LOL but I am happy too. Huggles. Ellie :D
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
19 Jan 09
Hi there Ellie. I am in my exam session starting today, but the first exam i had today was not so hard, and i managed to solve pretty much all the subjects so yes, for today i am pleased.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Elitess, Oh good luck with all your exams and well done for getting through this one easily. Glad you are feeling happy too. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@di1159 (1580)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Hello cheerful Ellie! Glad to hear you are in a good mood today. I'm also in a good mood being that its a legal holiday and I have the day off always puts me in a happier mood. Enjoy the day and pass on the happiness rays to those feeling the blues!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Di1159, Glad to hear you are enjoying your day also. I will send happy huggles to all especially the ones feeling blue today. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
Hi there Ellie, Well just as everyone else is said I did not know that today was blue Monday as you say. Is a call blue Monday because it's the shortest day of the year? I seem to remember hearing something about this awhile back, but of course I can't seem to remember where or when exactly. My brain is generally filled with all sorts of useless knowledge. As for my mood today, well, I march to the beat of my own drum, and usually am heading the opposite direction of everyone else. Today of course is no different, I actually feel really good today. In fact, probably the best I have felt in a week or so, go figure! It's a good thing I feel good though, because I have to go to a doctor's appointment and threaten to get really loud. I have been waiting for surgery, which I have been approved for, for over a year and I told them the last time I was there, if they didn't move soon I was going to the media. So now, lucky me, I have to follow through and be prepared to actually get very loud..... But I'm prepared, as I will never threaten to do anything that I'm not actually prepared to follow through with..... Wish me luck it could be a long day! The worst thing about it, is that yelling, and stomping my feet, and demanding what I need for my health, is so against my nature, basically, I would prefer to be a wallflower, but life has other plans for me. Again, lucky me. Happy Mylotting
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
19 Jan 09
Good Luck and when you need more brownies let me know.. Huggles
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
Will do... and thanks for the good luck... I'm gonna need it... I don't like being loud... but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do...
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Wheel, I think it is to do with the anti-climax of hristmas and New Year and bills arriving and payday not hear yet, I really don't know but they keep mentioning it on the radio and tv, but like you I am happy and not depressed. I am sorry to hear that you have health problems but rather than shout just speak clearly and firmly if need be. I got housed once by threatening to go to the papers that the landlord had been paid £1500 to put a fire escape in and hadn't and the fire extinguishers hadn't been checked since 1988 but because I owned a motorcycle I was an animal and he wanted me out, it was in fact the boyfriend of a girl in one of the other flats with his bike making the noise but I got housed from it so I wasn't gonna tell, he, he. I wish you luck. I'd grab one of Rosekittys brownies anyway, she has just given me a freshly baked one, the day just gets better. Huggles. Ellie :D
@scorpio19 (1363)
19 Jan 09
Hi Ellie,I'm ok today but felt really down in the dumps, I was a bit clueless as to why? till I heard on the news that it was Blue Monady and what it meant, so now I know why I feel like I do plus the weather is dark today where I am which always leaves me in a low'ish mood! tomorrows another day though so roll on eh!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Scorpio, Do you know the exact reason for it being called Blue Monday as I am only guessing and have picked up a few reasons through this discussion. Sorry that you have been feeling this way today. I have been extremely tired but my mood has been good. I have been out four times today twice in the rain and once in snow so I know how dark and dismal the weather has been. Tomorrow is another day and I hope you are happy and smiling again. Happy huggles. Ellie :D
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@scorpio19 (1363)
19 Jan 09
Hi hun, i'm fine really and feel ok now, just felt low but ok! this is what I found out about Blue Monday [i] Psychologists say 'Blue Monday' marks the point where the credit crunch, worries over Christmas bills and the long, dark winter will all take their toll. The date was selected because the start of the working week is disliked by many workers and in the middle of the month many have spent most of their last pay packet but still have a lengthy wait for the next one.[/i] hope that helps you.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jan 09
Hi Scorpio, So by rights I should be feeling really sad as I got paid early on 19th December when camp shut for Christmas break and my next pay packet is 1st February but I am happy and there is still money in the account. Perhaps as I live by my means and don't overspend at all and have no credit cards helps eh! Thanks for the information. I guessed it was something like that. Huggles. Ellie :D
@AmbiePam (50433)
• United States
19 Jan 09
It is a cold, but sunny day today. I feel weird. I don't like how I feel. I'm bipolar and try very hard to keep myself in an even mood. Today I just don't like how I feel. It's not a depressing mood, but it is a very unsettling mood. Literally, I keep praying that it will go away.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
19 Jan 09
We'll all put in a good mood for you too! Hope you have a wonderful day...
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@AmbiePam (50433)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Thanks Jill.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi AmbiePam, Well Happy Healing Huggles for you today then! Like Jill said lets change this unsettled mood around. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@liquorice (3901)
19 Jan 09
Well, as I'm not feeling too well I would tend to agree with whoever named it Blue Monday. Um, so my mood isn't great, but my daughter's making me laugh and stopping me from getting too down! Why was it named this, and why is today supposed to be the most depressing? I imagine it's a mixture of the weather and the economic climate?! (As I'm answering from mail notifications I haven't read any other responses yet). I'm glad that you're having a good day, and are not letting the concept of Blue Monday influence it for you. And I hope you have a good evening too!
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@liquorice (3901)
19 Jan 09
Ah, I see!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Liquorice, Glad to hear that your daughter is makingyou laugh, big healing huggles for you then today and take it you have read the other responses now. I don't have a credit card so can't get a bill to be depressed about and am quite upbeat most of the time anyway and even though tired today still happy. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@liquorice (3901)
19 Jan 09
Thanks for the healing hugs, think they helped! I'm glad you're still feeling happy :o) Yes, she is a funny girl, and she likes to entertain ; a great tonic for when I feel under the weather! She's picked up some American phrases from her cousins, and one thing she was doing today was going around the house saying "good job!" to inanimate objects.
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Was that one monday blue monday or is every monday blue monday?
@ellie333 (21029)
23 Jan 09
Hi Jdyr, It was just the Monday that has just gone but I was feeling happy but I think it was named that because most people recive their credit card bills from their Christmas spend and they still are waiting for their next payday. Huggles. Ellie :D
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Oh man the little phrases they come up with now. This year is the first i ever heard of cyber monday. Guess im not fimilar with it coz i dont do christmas or credit cards.
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• Romania
20 Jan 09
I didn't know that! Why was yesterday supposed to be the most depressing day? I never heard of such a thing before... Is there a day like this every year? Is it the same? I'm just curious... I've been feeling a bit down lately anyway, so I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary on monday. Just the usual problems and feelings...
@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jan 09
Hi Moonlight_Dream, Yes it is this Monday every year and it is because all the Christmas spending credit card bills arrive and payday is still nearly two weeks away and people are generally down cos of the winters months and the anti-climax of Christmas and the New Year but I don't have any credit so I guess that is why it didn't affect my mood and I was happy. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Romania
24 Jan 09
Ohh so it's money related... then it had nothing to do with it :) I'm parallel with that subject, it never affects me lol
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
20 Jan 09
Hi ellie to be honest i never knew that it was blue Monday but sure its was not good day and i was feeling depressed and there was no obvious reason to feel depressed but glad that it was good for u take care
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@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jan 09
Hi Cupid, Oh I am sorry to hear that you were feeling down on Monday I hope you are feeling happy again now. Some extra Happy huggles for you. Huggles. Ellie :D
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
23 Jan 09
Thanks for sweet Huggles
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
19 Jan 09
That is strange, after a nice sunny weekend we wake up to a cloudy day. Do you know why this is the most depressing day?
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Shelly, I have been trying to find out but so far it seems that it is the anti climax after Christmas and the New Year and all the bills arriving ahead of payday. I am feeling good myself but I don't have any credit I pay as I go so to speak but I think this is the meaing behind it all. Hope the weather improves again. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Makes sense to me now.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Jan 09
[i]Hi ellie, Ohh really? I am not in the good mood today but I am trying to be positive and happy! LOL! I am bothered with something! It's been 2 days I cannot dispose(you know) and I don't like it! Anyway, I am listening to music so that this bad feeling will not overpower me! [/i]
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Checapricorn, Sorry to hear you are feeling a bit down at the moment, music is good to listen to to help change your mood, some lively upbeat sounds should do it. An extra big huggle for you today. Ellie :D
• United States
21 Jan 09
yea it is Scoop! thanks, I will try that!
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
19 Jan 09
Morning Ellie! Right now I'm happy and enjoying the day..it will be 70 today with sunshine so i plan on feeling good..No Blues for me..i prefer pink Mondays..lol.. How are things going?..Did you miss me?..lol.. Here's a fresh Brownie..going to go eat breakfast and be back soon.. huggles
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
Pink Monday, hmmm was thinkin' red Monday here.... see above. I may have a rough afternoon.... BTW... I took the whole plate of brownies as I'm gonna need em for my trip.... perhaps they will keep me mellow and stop me from physically harming anyone today... lol .... and I'll space the brownies throughout the day.. I want to be able to talk and not just drool. Happy Mylotting!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Rosekitty, late afternoon already for me and the day is still good, glad you are having a great one too. 70 and sunshine, lucky you it was rain and snow here earlier today. Things are good thanks, did I miss you? Where have you been? Oh cooking brownies and partying I bet. I notice Wheel took a whole plate, I'll make do with the one fresh one, thanks. Hope things go well for her this afternoon. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I really want to go back to bed. I woke up during the night with a headache, so my sleep wasn't the best. But, I have to go to work.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jan 09
Hi Elic, I really hope your headache eases and that your day at work is a pleasant one. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
19 Jan 09
The headache was gone by morning, but it did interupted my sleep. Work was alright. I didn't get everything done, but I was hurting and trying to not hurt more.
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@dreamssri (1796)
• India
23 Jan 09
i think thats somewhat correct..yep! i'm totally upset. i'm a college student and i had my practical examination(computer science) today! the question given for me is a tough one but to my utter surprise the answer was already stores in the computer( C program)..and when the teacher came to verify the answer,i mean the output of the C program,she found out that that i have opened a saved file and asked me write the program again in a seperate paper.Even though she could leave me(because thats the final exam) she asked me to write it and i only wrote the half and so she reduced me 5 marks..and i must confess that i have blamed her in whatever words i can....but she deserves it(!)... anyhow i'm totally upset today!its good to know that you're cool! HAVE A NICE DAY!(Wish me the same!)
@ellie333 (21029)
26 Jan 09
i Greamssri, I am sorry to hear that you had such an awful day, I do hope it improved somewhat after the examination. Huggles. Ellie :D
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Everyday is a happy day for me. I enjoy every minute of everyday that I get an opportunity is breathe and interact with other people, both in person as well as online like I'm doing now.
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Jan 09
Hi Hdjohnson, That is so lovely to hear you sound like a very optomistic and postive person and that is how every one should feel every day. Thank you for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
• India
21 Jan 09
LOL! I have been away from Mylotting for a long time. :) Today is Wednesday...it is supposed to be a high energy day. The blueness of Monday is a thing of the past, and Friday is close by. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
21 Jan 09
It's already Wednesday now but I am not too affected by Mondays because I work from home now doing what I love so each day is pretty good. When I used to work in an office I admit Mondays were harder to take especially after a long weekend or when I came back from leave!
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@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jan 09
Hi Paula, I am usually home on a Monday too and other than being a bit tired on Monday my mood was good. Huggles. Ellie :D
@twinklee (895)
• India
21 Jan 09
Yes friend,, everything depends upon our mood.. If we feel , it is good day, we will definitely rock.... ! Take care
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@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jan 09
Hi Twinklee, Yes if we are in a good mood the day will be good too I agree. Huggles. Ellie :D