So a British psychologist has figured that today, January 24th is the “most depressing day” of the year. Not just this year, but every year.
Dr. Cliff Arnall calculated that misery peaks on this day. He takes into account weather, debt, monthly salary, time since Christmas, time since failed quit attempt, low motivational levels and the need to take action.
He says since most people have quit their new year’s resolutions by now that should be pretty depressing. Since the credit card bills for Christmas should be here by now, that’s pretty depressing. Since the weather is generally cold and snowy/rainy this time of year that’s pretty depressing.
You know although I disagree that this particular day may be the most depressing, I’m inclined to agree with Dr. Arnall about this season. We’ve all got more than we want to deal with and are longing for the day we can pack up the swim trunks and head to some sandy beach.
Have you noticed what advertisements are being shown more than others? Disneyworld, vacations, cruises. These companies figure we’re just about primed to grab a phone, shout out our credit card numbers and have something to look forward to.
I don’t know if we’ll be able to take a vacation this year so count me out on planning something fun for the future. Today’s been a pretty good day, but a little frustrating too.
I’ve picked up a new project, a tv show that I’ll be writing about soon. It should be fun and one that I think people will enjoy watching. I can’t say much about it now though.
Also, I read that Craig Brewer’s movie “Hustle and Flow” was just sold at Sundance for $16 million. If that doesn’t light a fire under my butt to get “Rain Dog” finished, nothing will.