Why I Refuse to Accept Blue Monday

I read somewhere this morning that today has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ because this is the day when most people in the UK have returned to work after their Christmas holidays, they are broke, they hate the bad weather, and they are just plain grumpy with the whole month of January. How very glum! I totally refute this claim, and here is why:

January is a good month. We begin the new calendar year full of high expectations, which in turn motivates us to get started on fixing the parts of ourselves that we no longer need. For many people it begins with a fitness regime, for others it means clearing out the junk from their houses to free up space and energy for new projects. Some people decide they have reached the end of their relationships and so they use this month to start afresh, and some people go in for a makeover to feel better.


I like January for several reasons, some of which I have mentioned above. My main reason for loving the month is that my birthday falls on the 22nd and I am (just about) young enough to still enjoy celebrating it! Also, and more importantly, my eldest daughter has her birthday 2 days before mine. This year I have the joy of a toddler soft play party at a local pub, what an experience that will be…

What do you make of the month of January? Do you fall into depression and agree with the ‘blue Monday’ theory? Or do you shake it off, throw back your head, smile brightly and get on with your life? Happy Return to Work day…

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1 Response to Why I Refuse to Accept Blue Monday

  1. I don’t usually get too blue till February. By then, the winter has been way too long, and spring is still way too far off for my liking. January is okay by me.

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