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    It's the worst day ever.

    (Stolen from icwales.co.uk, the national website of Wales.)

    "Beware! It's Blue Monday

    Jan 14 2007

    Jon Harry, Wales on Sunday


    A WELSH boffin has discovered the worst Monday of the year - and bosses beware, it's next week.

    Psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University has christened January 22 'Blue Monday', when post-Christmas fatigue kicks in, resolutions fall by the wayside and spring seems ages away.

    What's more, the academic says the feeling will last all week as the lethal combination of miserable weather and astronomical credit card bills affects even the super-happy among us.

    Dr Arnall has even come up with a formula - 1/8W+(D-d)3/8xTQMxNA.

    It factors in the dreariness of the (W)eather, the arrival of Christmas bills or (D)ebt, minus monthly salary (d), (T)ime elapsed since Christmas and the failure to keep a New Year's resolution or to (Q)uit a bad habit, low (M)otivational levels and the need to take action (NA).


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    "We're not talking about clinical depression here, we're talking about the winter blues," he says.

    "The truth is, a lot of people feel down at this time and a lot of people have depression as well, particularly men, and they don't want to talk about it.

    "If this helps one person just to say how they feel and make some changes, then my job as a psychologist is done. You can use it as a springboard to make changes. It can encourage people."

    Experts say don't despair - you can dig your way out of the dumps.

    Elly Yule, therapist at www.GrassdancerEssences.com, says: "Utilise the New Year as a time for looking forward to all the fun and adventures that lie ahead.

    "Now is the time to plan your year - where would you like to go? What would you like to do? Who do you want to meet? What do you want to learn or experience? Enjoy planning 2007."

    Behaviour therapist Daniela Osu adds: "There's nothing worse than wanting to reach the unreachable: face up to reality, Brad Pitt or Kate Moss may never ask you out for dinner! But you can still be happy and have a fulfilling life.

    "Finding the pleasure in small things is a skill that may help - having a coffee with a friend, going for a walk, making a call to a distant friend, having a treat.

    "Anything that doesn't require a lot of money or effort can be enjoyed and should be savoured to the full.""


    Cheers.
    I'm erudite ;-)

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    If anything, I'd say this Monday is probably the best day in all of 2007. Reason?

    The next one is a whole friggin' 365 days away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooper
    If anything, I'd say this Monday is probably the best day in all of 2007. Reason?

    The next one is a whole friggin' 365 days away.
    ****ing optimists. Ruining the world for everyone else.
    TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUBRICK 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperante
    ****ing optimists. Ruining the world for everyone else.
    Haha. It really isn't that bad today.

    Just think that your life could be a whole lot worse.

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    I had math finals today.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    bummer...
    i just failed my math exam today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperante
    ****ing optimists. Ruining the world for everyone else.

    Hey, if I'm going to be even remotely optimistic I might as well have a good argument.

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    I have a better argument. Every time you talk, 47 Colombian sweat shop children die from heptoglitocinen.
    TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUBRICK 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperante
    I have a better argument. Every time you talk, 47 Colombian sweat shop children die from heptoglitocinen.

    Rather that than gingivitis.

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    And it just so happens this is the first day I come down with a bad fever and feel like crap for the first time in months...

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    Only 47? Just think Esperante, it could have been 50. Everything could've been so much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlover
    Only 47? Just think Esperante, it could have been 50. Everything could've been so much worse.
    Every time you say that, an infinite amount of undefined material commits suicide upon realizing its futility in the sea of other infinite undefined things.
    TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUBRICK 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER

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    Weather is brilliant here today.

    Maybe why Australia is such a great place to live
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    No Mr. Craig, I expect you to die! On the inside. Of heartbreak. You emo bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperante
    heptoglitocinen.
    That's not even a word.

    Anyway, I thought today was pretty damn good.
    Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat

    When you go Home, Tell them for us and say 'For your tommorrow, We Gave Our Today.'

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    Why would i want kate moss to ask me out for dinner? she'd probably try to snort hers. then...Later in bed, rather then getting head, i could get......nose?

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