Blue Monday – The Worst Day Of The Year?

Today is Blue Monday, which is unaffectionately known as “The Most Depressing Day of the Year”. This time of the year, as many of us know, is difficult and Blue Monday is a culmination of all the effects. When you take into account the post-holiday let down combined with the cold, dark January days, it’s a recipe for depression.

What kinds of things lead to depression this time of year? A few things come to mind. There’s holiday weight gain, credit card bills piling up, feeling guilty because New Year’s resolutions have already been dropped, and even just the gloomy weather. Overall, Blue Monday is a time when you’re feeling less confident, guilty, scared, and/or negative about your lives, choices, and future. 

However, I think that some knowledge about Blue Monday is the very best way to get over it and move on. You’re going to have good days and bad days this year—it’s part of life. But if you can keep yourself from sinking into depression during hard times, you’ll be positioned for an upswing. Remember, things always change. Even though there isn’t an official “Best Day of the Year,” you can position yourself for better days to come.

I invite you to see my recent interview on My Fox Orlando.  I share tips to beat Blue Monday and answering questions on the topic of depression.  Let’s beat this day together!

Friday, January 15, 2010, 4pm CT
AM 1220 WLPO Central Illinois
Host: Lou Anne Lenzie

Live Show – Friday, January 15, 2010 9pm EST
CTV Evening News, 9pm-10pm EST Broadcast

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