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Blue Monday: the "saddest day of the year" is today

If January is considered the "Monday of the months", get ready because today is Blue Monday, or the saddest day of the year

It is said that the expression was first used in 2005 in the UK by Sky Travel, a travel company, which mentioned the concept in a press release.

The travel agency named that Monday (usually the third one in January) as the most depressing day of the year for several reasons. First of all, the holiday season is over, a new year has begun, which means back to work and New Year's resolutions stubbornly put into practice. If to this we add possible financial difficulties and a far from ideal climate, it is natural to feel invaded by some bad mood.

The concept is more shrouded in controversy than scientific fact, as Sky Travel's original press release promoted the most depressing day in the hope of selling more vacations.

Still, if you're feeling despondent, we leave you with a few tips to improve your mood:

Organize a gaming session with family or friends. From gaming to board games, not forgetting the classic puzzles, there are countless possibilities.

Get some physical exercise. Go for a run or a walk with your pet, or discover a new bike trail. You'll feel better afterwards.

If the weather doesn't help, take the time to watch that series you've been putting off or a movie you've been told about. A good book and a cup of hot chocolate or tea are also comforting!


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