Help us turn Blue Monday Green

on Friday, 18 January 2019. Posted in News

This coming Monday 21st, the third in January has been named the most depressing day of the year. Reasons for this include: we're in the dismal month of January, with the post Christmas blues; dark days and nights; probably broken resolutions and lighter evenings and warmer weather seeming an age away. This year you might be able to add the whole on-going BREXIT fiasco but then that wouldn't just apply to Blue Monday!

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A mathematical fact?
Blue Monday was originally devised for Sky Travel as the best day to cheer yourself up and book a holiday. A scientist working with them did the following calculation:


Where weather =W, debt =d, time since Christmas =T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions =Q, low motivational levels =M and the feeling of a need to take action =Na. ‘D’ is not defined nor are units.

Supposedly the date was calculated by using many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action. However as you can see there is no absolute truth in this - it was a made-up story.

Add a little sunshine
So we thought we'd take a different slant on it. Dark, miserable days don't help with our moods at this time of year, although we've been lucky here in the south, but still we thought if we added some yellow sunshine to Blue Monday, we'd come up with Green Monday i.e.yellow + blue = green


So we're planning to turn social media even greener than usual by adding plants everywhere we can!

What will you do?