You may already hear that the third Monday of the year, also known as Blue Monday, is the saddest day, but is it really? According to a mathematical formula created by psychologist Cliff Arnall (2005), it is. Here are some reasons why.
This equation presented in 2005: [W + (D-d)] x TQ / M x NA], some factors were considered such as (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt (at smoking, for instance, or time since failed attempt at achieving a similar New Year’s resolution), (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action.
The answer? with this formula it was proposed to name the third Monday of January as blue Monday.
The word blue that, in addition to the color, is also used as a synonym for sad, unhappy or depressing, and Monday that corresponds to the day of the week. However, although the above could trigger a more noticeable downturn in mood, there are no studies to ensure why, indeed, it is the saddest day of the year.
Whether it is real or not, the important thing is that you try to have a positive attitude, it is not wrong to be sad, as long as you do not make it your way of life.
Transform negativity into creativity and take advantage of the moment to learn from your mistakes. They are temporary feelings and your mind has the power to keep you positive.