January 24th – the Most Depressing Day?

January 25, 2006  

A British psychologist calculates January 24th to be the most depressing day of the year. One of the reasons has to do with failed resolutions. “The majority of people break their healthy resolutions six to seven days into the new year, and even the hangers-on have fallen off the wagon, torn off the nicotine patches and eaten the fridge empty by the third week. Any residual dregs of holiday cheer and family fun have kicked the bucket by January 24.”

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2 Responses to “January 24th – the Most Depressing Day?”

  1. Stuart Jones on January 29th, 2006 8:24 am

    Hi Stephen,

    I thought this may interest you.

    http://www.drpetra.co.uk/blog/?p=297

  2. Stephen Shapiro on January 29th, 2006 10:39 am

    Stuart, This is interesting, and not surprising. The formula stuff just seemed a bit convoluted. However, I do believe that the resolution part is pretty close to accurate. Some informal studies have shown that more people are in the gym during the month of January than during the months of February through December combined.