If you’ve got an extra special Case of the Mondays today, you’re not alone.
According to research done by a British psychologist, Cliff Arnall, as reported in The Daily Beast, the third Monday of January is the most depressing day of the entire year:
We’re so blue, Arnall says, because of the weather, the Christmas holidays being over, and already-failed New Year’s resolutions, among other things he takes into account.
Yes, that’s right. Today is an extra big Debbie Downer, and it’s not our fault.
::cue disco music::blame something else::Carlton Shuffle::
As with any science experiment (see: evolution, global warming, ESP, Khloe being a Kardashian, etc.), there are doubters to its validity.
Since I play a doctor on the internet, I’m going to validate this as being scientific fact because for no apparently reason, I, too, was overcome with the sads today. Though my sads probably have something to do with my bank account balance and disorganized house, because we don’t get Seasonal Affective Disorder in Florida. That and not having to pay state income taxes are the top two reasons to live here. And the manatees. And the theme parks. And the beaches. And the rednecks we have to laugh at.
This may also explain why I bought a Chocolate Madness cake, peanut butter bonbon ice cream, and meatloaf at the grocery store today.
Today is officially the day to eat your way to happiness!