It is worked out with a formula taking into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year's resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take action. " (Taken from the BBC website).
So let's have a quick look and see if this works for me, shall we?
Weather: OK, so this morning's weather stank, but the sun is now out and there is blue sky peeping through the clouds. Not too bad, eh?
Debt: Yeah, but it is only money, it's not as bad as it was this time last year and we are working on it. Why worry more than that?
Time since Christmas: OK, so the holiday is now a dim memory, but it was great and the kids are still loving the stuff we bought them. Can't get depressed about that!
Time since failing our new year's resolutions: Didn't make any! Hah! Take that Mr Sad-Pants!
Low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take action: Feeling motivated, taking action and getting results!
Well I think that makes today NOT the most depressing day of the year.
What about you?