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Monday, 16 January 2012

Attitude Control

I got up this morning full of beans. I had a fantastic run last night (2.75 miles, hardly walked any!) and a really good night's sleep. I sat at the table eating my Weetabix when the radio announced that today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.

My Twitter feed is full of people complaining about why they feel blue today, people in the street saying "Well, it is the most depressing day of the year." to explain their sullen faces. No-one can help it on a day like today, it's scientifically proven, we have to be depressed.

So, why is it Blue Monday? Well, just a quick Google and the lovely Wikipedia explains it all. Blue Monday was originally a publicity stunt by Sky Travel in 2005 to get people to go on holiday. They paid academics to put their names to a pseudo-scientific paper with a nonsense equation and it looks like everyone has fallen for it.

We've been told to be sad today, so we will be.

Well, NOT ME! I'm not going to feel how the corporations tell me to feel. I'm going to take control of my attitude and have a good day, a great day!

In the words of His Holiness the14th  Dalai Llama...

The key to human happiness lies within our own state of mind, and so too do the primary obstacles to that happiness.

And, in my words, Blue Monday can jog on.


  1. BRAVO Alex!! its all psycholigcal hypnosis crap created by media! Thank you!!!!