Taking into account factors such as foul weather, Christmas debts, the lingering effects of seasonal overindulgence, failed New Year’s resolutions and generally reduced motivation, Arnall’s worst day “formula” is ([W + (D-d)] x TQ) ? (M x NA). (W: weather, D: debt, d: money due in January pay, T: time elapsed since Christmas, Q: time since failed New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking, drinking etc, M: general motivational levels, NA: the need to take action.)
This formula (made by psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning) actually resulting in the fact that the 23rd of January has been the most depressing day of 2006.
The good thing is, this day has already passed, and things will only get better from now on.
If you want to read the whole article, go for the Scotsman.
And do they have nice accents too, the Scots.
Pardon me for breathing, which I never do anyway so I don’t know why I bother to say it, oh God I’m so depressed.” – Marvin, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy