I first thought about today's post a few weeks ago when I received an email from Equinox about the concept of Blue Monday. Apparently, today is the most depressing day of the year according to some (psuedo) scientist and the following equation:
The last Monday of the last full week of January is supposedly the day when all of these factors compound into the worst day ever. Wow.
Sure, Christmas is over and it's cold, but I find the coziness of January a warm welcome after the hustle and bustle of December. If you've failed your New Year's resolutions already, perhaps you may have simply set some unrealistic goals. Reevaluate. I've already had to do that. I said I was going to cut back on baking but remember that Lemon Lemon Loaf I made yesterday? Oops. In no way am I depressed about failing that resolution! Fortunately, I can't speak towards (extreme) debt but I do know that my motivational level isn't any lower than normal. It's just another Monday in my book.
I liked what Equinox had to say about Blue Monday. Goals are constant works in progress and should be evaluated year round. Simply put: "F Blue Monday."
In addition to "Blue Monday" (I'm now putting it in quotes because I don't believe in it), today is also MLK Day (I had the day off. yay!), Inauguration Day (did you hear Beyonce belt the National Anthem? serious chills.), and last but not least, my friend Sally's birthday. Talk about some motivating stuff.
F Blue Monday.