If ananova is to be believed, today has been officially declared the gloomiest day of the year. http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2691471.html?menu=
Psychologist Cliff Arnall, an expert in depression, (what a sad sad man he is, an expert in depression!!!!) has used a mathematical formula to pinpoint today as Blue Monday.
It is the day when six factors come together to leave us at our most miserable, reports the Daily Mail.
They are: the weather; Christmas debt; a feeling of monotony after the Christmas cheer has faded; broken New Year’s resolutions; low levels of motivation; and a desperate feeling that you need to act to improve your life.
Blue Monday may be compounded by the fact that, according to other research, many people get their worst night’s sleep on Sunday because they dread the prospect of going back to work the following day.
Well, if you ask me, I find almost all Mondays blue; or at least in varying shades of blue. For us Karachiites, it is also bluer than others because we lived in constant fear of yet another bomb blast during the Ashura weekend. Now that we have survived the weekend peacefully, we have to deal with ‘Post Distress Depression’ (if there ever is a depressive state with such name). For me, it was the added worry of all the CCTV cameras that are lined across the major arteries of the city. As soon as the police vacate the streets, the CCTV cameras would get stolen, heck, the police might steel the cameras themselves. After all, we are the nation where heroine addict steal ‘gutter ka dhakkans’ to feed their addiction.
Here is to a true blue Monday.