Blog a Day 18of365: Blue Monday

Today is officially Blue Monday unless you ask the Independent who seem to think it’s next Monday.

We should all be quite miserable today (check), the weather should be crap (check), we should be very broke (check) and we should all be looking for a new job (check).

Also I’ve still got some niggling bug which is bringing down my mood, so yes, blue Monday sucks.

In the grand scheme of things it could be worse, but today I still feel extremely lethargic and my mood is distinctly low. I had physio this morning and although it went well, I still feel deflated about my foot and I can’t help but focus on the negatives of the visit.

I couldn’t even really motivate myself to get much work done once I got home. A pity as I could have got a lot done today rather than dragging my heels and lamenting the lack of paid work rather than proactively doing something about it. I know I have plenty of things to do, places to try to pitch to and general bits and pieces, but I just don’t feel like it today. The fact I’m writing this is pretty good going really.

I’m not alone, numerous people have mentioned to me how lethargic they are today and how generally fed up they are for no particular reason.

As the Guardian article states, maybe today really is a day that should just be written off and we should all accept that nothing will be achieved until at least tomorrow.

On that note, I’m spending the evening seeing An Education at the local Arts Centre. Then I think I’m going to bed and hoping tomorrow I wake up with renewed enthusiasm.

7 thoughts on “Blog a Day 18of365: Blue Monday

  1. Rachel

    My word! Hadn’t heard of this till within the last hour or so, but it really has been one of “those” days today… shall blame it being Monday, and possibly write next Monday off too, just to be on the safe side!

    Will we all be magically happy again tomorrow? Oh I do hope so!

  2. Haly Post author

    Well of course it’s not the most depressing Monday EVER :p that’d be daft! 😉

  3. Grill

    Weird, my oneaday yesterday was about what utter nonsense the working behind the Blue Monday thing was – as well as pointing out that the an invalid argument doesn’t invalidate the conclusion and it can still be a bloody depressing day, mainly because you realise it is one… http://funambulism.com/?p=1283

  4. Lewis

    Self-fulfilling prophecy, innit. If you think it’s Blue Monday, it probably will be. Equally, if you find out it was afterwards, you’ll naturally look for the bad things about the day rather than the good.

    It’s the reason all mediums haven’t been rounded up and slaughtered by all the vulnerable people they’ve ripped off.

  5. Haly Post author

    I replied on Grill’s blog about this but summary: didn’t actually realise it was Blue Monday till half way through the day anyhow but then again I’ve had a few ‘blue’ days of late anyway which then overrules my first point 😉

    Regardless it was a blue Monday for me if not a Blue Monday!

    I think it’s interesting anyway, makes for a good discussion if nothing else 🙂

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