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Blue Monday: The Most Depressing Day of the Year

January 6, 2014

Dan Wine, Orlando Sentinel

Jan. 06--If you're feeling depressed today, there could be a good reason for it: It's Blue Monday, aka the most depressing day of the year.

A number of factors could be contributing to your malaise:

-- Most people returned to work today after an unusual two weeks that saw the Christmas and New Year's holidays fall on Wednesday and wreaked havoc with everyone's schedules and family get-togethers.

-- You're probably worrying about how much money you spent during the holidays and what you're going to do when the bills start rolling in.

-- The massive "polar vortex" that has brought numbing cold to most of the country. Even Central Florida can expect wind chills near 20 degrees overnight.

-- The buzz of any New Year's resolutions you may have made is probably starting to wear off.

Of course, experts say there's no scientific basis for Blue Monday.

But whether you buy it or not, take heart: It'll be Tuesday in a few hours.


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Original headline: BRIEF: Feeling glum? It's Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year

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