Blue Monday

Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year because of a combination of post-Christmas celebrations and the abandonment of New Year resolutions. It is considered the unhappiest day of the year. The concept was started as a public campaign to sell last-minute holidays by travel agent Sky Travels. The history of the day can be traced back to 2005 when Welsh psychologist Cliff Arnall released a press release stating January 18th to be the most depressing day of the year basis several factors, including weather, debt, low motivational levels, time since failing out the New Year’s resolutions and the feeling of a need to take action.