Monday January 15, Blue Monday

Netherlands
January 15, 2018 9:23am CST
Yes people. It's Blue Monday. The third Monday in January and also the most depressing day of the year. It's supposedly the gloomiest day of the year as people come down from holiday-highs and look towards the distant light of summer. Blue Monday was created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The concept was dreamed up by Cardiff University psychologist, Cliff Arnall, who used a calculation involving such factors as current weather conditions and debt levels. However, while it had no basis in science, the idea caught on, and now many people have come to dread it. Well not me, I don't dread Blue Monday. Today feels like an ordinary day. Yes the weather may be bad, but who cares. I'm in a good mood. How's your Monday?
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• Philippines
21 Jan
It's actually fiesta over here and yesterday I was documenting the dancing people who was dancing baby Jesus on the streets. Nope it wasn't anything gloomy over here.
Fiesta of Sto Nino De Molino
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• Netherlands
21 Jan
It's great to know you enjoyed your day. :)
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• Philippines
28 Jan
its also fiesta here LK we have banderitas. do you have a carnaval there? i missed that but since the open space has already been sold and builded by houses and commercials i dont think we can have it again.
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• Philippines
28 Jan
@Strawberry18 We used to have Carnaval here decades ago, not sure if they exist now a days. There was none last year.
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@DianneN (82437)
• United States
16 Jan
I never had a Blue Monday in my life, thank goodness. I'm grateful for every day.
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• Netherlands
16 Jan
You are someone with good energy @DianneN. I appreciate people with good energy.
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@DianneN (82437)
• United States
16 Jan
@Bullshark Thank you! You just made my day!
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• Netherlands
17 Jan
@DianneN You made mine. You're a good person.
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@aureliah (17990)
• Kenya
16 Jan
My Monday was not gloomy which I thank God. I hope the day was not depressing to you.
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• Netherlands
16 Jan
Not it was not. I enjoyed my Monday.
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@aureliah (17990)
• Kenya
22 Jan
@Bullshark Thats better.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
17 Jan
I don't even remember how was my Monday.
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• Netherlands
17 Jan
I hope it was a good Monday.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan
I'd never heard of Blue Monday until it was mentioned on the news last week. To me it was just an ordinary day.
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@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Feb
I am not blue any day of the week. So no blue Monday for me.
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• Netherlands
5 Feb
That's good, Judy! Don't feel blue, feel happy... :)
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@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Feb
@Bullshark I am always happy.
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• Netherlands
19 Feb
@jstory07 That's wonderful :) I hope your happiness will rub off on other people... :)
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@sabtraversa (13329)
• Italy
4 Feb
My mood may slighly depend on weather, but one specific day can't exactly state my mood is going to be at its lowest, obviously. It's good to raise awareness about seasonal depression and such, otherwise it's just a pointless national holiday like many.
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• Netherlands
5 Feb
You are a sunshine Sabrina, so don't let the weather get you down... :)
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@sabtraversa (13329)
• Italy
5 Feb
@Bullshark Thank you. Summer is even worse because it's sweaty sticky and covered in mosquitoes, I don't plan to ever complain about winter.
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• Netherlands
6 Feb
@sabtraversa Yeah, you made some good points there, Sabrina. Summer has its cons too.
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@1hopefulman (31692)
• Canada
1 Mar
Great attitude! There's nothing to be blue about. Let's put on a yellow face!
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• Netherlands
1 Mar
That's what I'm talking about :) We're on the same page, Felix...
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@1hopefulman (31692)
• Canada
1 Mar
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
16 Jan
Just awesome brother, we had local festival here in jan 15. Iam enjoyed here.
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• Netherlands
16 Jan
That's great to hear Khagendra! Enjoy your day!
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
17 Jan
@Bullshark thanks
@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
27 Feb
it is always good.
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• Netherlands
27 Feb
Awesome. Glad to know that...
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@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
2 Feb
The whole month of January has not been the best for me, but the "Blue Monday" has been a normal Monday.
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• Netherlands
5 Feb
Sorry to hear you had a bad January, but glad to know you had a normal Monday three weeks ago...
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@BelleStarr (39594)
• United States
30 Jan
Since I retired I never have a blue Monday or any other day lol
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• Netherlands
30 Jan
That's good Iz... :)
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Jan
Like you, my mood is great. I didn't even know about Blue Monday until I read it on this site. I was curious as to who named these day. I supposed the good psychologist never thought the world will catch on.
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• Philippines
28 Jan
its sunday here usually we call family day people are busy washing clothes, going to church then malling
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@JudyEv (130582)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan
I've never worried about this although I have to admit I hadn't heard of it till someone here mentioned it a day or two ago. I'm in a good mood too.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
I never have holiday blues. I never have holiday debt. So my blah day on Monday had nothing to do with Blue Monday, I also never heard of before another myLotter posted about it.
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@tzwrites (4955)
• Romania
16 Jan
My day was very ordinary and not anymore depressing than any other day...
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@JohnRoberts (61207)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Jan
It is a Monday basically like any other Monday for me.
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