Stephen Abram’s blog has a piece today that identifies January 24 as the most depressing day of the year.
Dr. Kathleen Hall, Founder and President of The Stress Institute, and author of “A Life In Balance” (AMACOM 2006) has used a variety of emotional and stress factors, to proclaim that January 24th to be the most depressing day of the year. People feel as if there is a shadow over them; with low light levels creating Seasonal Affective Disorder, holiday bills hitting the mailbox, and New Year’s resolutions already broken, depression is rampant.
“People experienced sensory overload during the holidays: the lights, the smells of pine and peppermint, sounds of music, the aromas, sight and taste of foods, and the touch and connection with others. By January, they are now experiencing a flat, hollow, sad feeling,” says Hall.
Well, that explains quite a lot.