Blue Monday: 'You can't get away with saying man up'

Blue Monday: 'You can't get away with saying man up'

Blue Monday - dubbed the most depressive day of the year - is the 24-hour period in which workers are, apparently, mostly likely to feel dispirited, gloomy and disengaged.

The belief that today is the lowest day in the calendar started in 2005 when Dr Cliff Arnall, a life coach and psychologist, worked out how various different factors – debt, weather and work woes amongst them – depressingly aligned on a specific Monday in January. It gave rise to the cultural phenomenon now known as Blue Monday.

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