British psychologists have decreed that today, the third Monday of January, is the saddest day of the year for most of us.
A combination of bad weather, lack of sunlight, being shut in, all the holiday bills coming in from Christmas and New Year and a general malaise that sets in at this time of year.
Based on interviews and other variables (like the rate of absenteeism from work)researchers at the University of Cardiff (Wales) have evidence that this day, dubbed Blue Monday, has more sad people than any other.
According to an MSNBC report, "the equation is broken down into seven variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action."
Are you feeling down today, in particular? Do you agree with the assessments made above?