Monday, November 15, 2010

Good Morning: The Monday Blues Revealed

It's November, so you have to expect that the thermometer's going to creep lower and lower. After a wonderfully mild weekend, Monday will see a high of about 60 degrees. At least it will be sunny. Not so on Tuesday: The forecast is still for a cloudy, rainy day on Tuesday with a high of 60 possible.

Mondays are associated with feeling blue (especially if the Carpenters' song, Rainy Days and Mondays is stuck in your head), but the worst Monday of them all isn't until Blue Monday in January, when the combined effects of cold days, early sunsets, post-holiday feelings, failed New Year's resolutions, and the blahs when aligned with the usual Monday blues overwhelm us. There's even a formula for calculating exactly which Monday will be Blue Monday, according to Beat Blue Monday:

"Blue Monday was devised using the following mathematical formula:

The model was broken down using six immediately identifiable factors; weather (W), debt (d), time since Christmas (T), time since failing our new year’s resolutions (Q), low motivational levels (M) and the feeling of a need to take action (Na)."

So cheer up: Things could be worse.

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