Published by Adrienne Gurman at 9:38 AM under Attitude Shift | Changed Behaviors |Coping | Depression | empathy | Goals | Gratitude | New Year’s Resolutions | Perspective |Triggers | Most Depressing Day
Extra, Extra read all about it – today, January 6, 2014, has been declared the most depressing day of the year. Aces! Now that’s something to look forward to – I’m so grateful to have read about it first thing this morning, so now I can prepare and brace myself for 24 hours full of dread and despair.
The Depression Apocalypse, also known as Blue Monday, has officially arrived and it’s making headlines around the globe. According to the experts, here are the many reasons that make today sad and woeful for so many, as reported by ajc.com:
You’re in debt.
You already broke your New Year resolutions.
Everybody is back to work today. (Via ITV)
More than 2 million Tweets have proved that basically, we’re all bummed. (Via Twitter). Tweets related to guilt were nearly five times higher than average on January 6th. That guilt is likely from those New Year’s resolutions already failing. (Via TVNZ)
On a happiness index of zero to 100, Monday, January 6th scored a lousy 49.
Oh, and, today is also known as Divorce Monday — reportedly the most popular day to file for divorce according to a British website that helps people file. (Via Daily Express)
Now, just imagine if those suffering from Blue Monday are facing all of the rotten, lousy, self-loathing, guilt-ridden and hopelessly dark feelings that those of us with Major Depression deal with daily -could grasp the notion that we are fighting this gloom and doom EVERY single day! The impact could be huge. I bet that they would have a new respect for what can only be fully understood by personal experience.
For most, today’s doomsday depression will subside; lives will go back to normal and if not, hopefully professional help will be sought. I’m off now to plan for the most depressing day of the year. On the upside, I’m quite thankful that, for me, it’s definitely not Divorce Monday
Here’s a link to the full article: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/why-today-most-depressing-day-year/ncdLP/