Blue Monday is the Saddest Day of the Year

Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday, the third Monday of every January which is considered to be the saddest day of the year.

Just why do we feel sad and down on Blue Monday? There isn’t much science behind the theory but it can be explained:

As we pass the second week of January, Canadians get very little sun, for one thing.

For another, they may have been brave and set some New Year’s resolutions that they’ve already failed.

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There are other reasons for feeling sad on Blue Monday, as well. For instance, all the hype of the holiday season has vanished, so we’re spending more time alone.

The magic of the holidays and all that fun shopping has now left us with the credit card bills that are rolling in.

And, you may be experiencing winter fatigue, too.

For tips to help fight winter fatigue, click here.

Aside from that, you should take Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin, in addition to other supplements.

Try talking to someone you trust. That could lift your spirits.

Go out to dinner with a friend. Being surrounded with people is a good thing. Get out and enjoy winter activities. Some people hibernate in winter, making the season feel unbearable, long, and lonely. Go snow tubing on Mount Royal if you can’t ski or snowboard. Or, go skating. If outdoor skating rinks aren’t your thing, go to indoor skating rinks.

If your situation doesn’t improve in a few days, see your doctor, who might recommend more help.

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