You Just Lived Through Blue Monday and You Didn’t Even Know It…

January 17, 2012 by  
Filed under DailyTarcher, Fun Fact, In the News.

Yesterday wasn’t just Martin Luther King, Jr Day, everyone. It was also the third Monday in January, dubbed Blue Monday in 2005 by psychologist Cliff Arnall. He came up with the date for the “saddest day of the year” by looking at various factors that put people in bad moods, then figured out how and where those factors intersected on a timeline. Among the factors considered were the unpleasant January weather, post-holiday debt, and regrets over broken New Year’s resolutions.

To help you regroup and take a fresh approach to your New Years resolutions, you might try reading PATIENCE: The Art of Peaceful Living by Allan Lokos. Or, if you’re interested in learning how to save money while also pursuing your passion, pick up THE PROSPEROUS HEART: Creating a Life of ‘Enough’ by Julia Cameron, author of the bestselling Artist’s Way series, and Emma Lively. Of course, there are some out there who haven’t even started sticking to their resolutions, or paying off holiday bills, and for those people, Neil Fiore’s THE NOW HABIT is a must-read.


Purchase PATIENCE on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

Purchase THE PROSPEROUS HEART on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

Purchase THE NOW HABIT on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

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