Blue Monday – is it real?

by Janet Jones on January 3, 2018

Blue Monday

Credit card bills coming in, the excess around the waist is taking longer than expected to go and the novelty of getting

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back to work after the Christmas break has ended. Back to the same old same old.

That is what holiday companies would like you to feel!

Dr Cliff Arnall, created blue Monday in 2005. He was commissioned by a holiday company to come up with some science to prove that there was a certain time in January where people felt at their lowest. That information was then used for working out the best time to advertise summer holidays. You may have seen the avalanche of ads on the TV.

This information is based on some pseudoscientific (which means it doesn’t mean anything) equation that calculates factors such as weather, debt, time since Christmas celebrations and failed New Year’s resolutions. From this equation, the third Monday in January was identified. And since 2005 it has become a celebrated miserable day that the media remind us about. DON’T LISTEN because what you hear about over and over you start to believe – fact!

You can have a happy Blue Monday by being aware of:-

  1.  If you are still alive on Monday, you have a reason to be happy.
  1. If you have someone who worries about you, celebrate that. You are loved.
  1. If you live in a peaceful country be grateful every day. There are people in the world who are starving and dying in war-torn countries. They would love to live in peace.
  1. If someone said thank you to you today, smile, you were noticed for your kindness and that is proven, by genuine science, to create lasting happiness.
  1. The fact that you have a one in 400 trillion chances of being born in the first place, and that, my friend,  is the greatest celebration for every day of the year, for life.

It is important to remember that happiness is a flexible state but wholeness and fulfillment are permanent. Focus on these and happiness shows up more often.

To learn how you can create more fulfillment in your life, in your Relationships, Income, Confidence and Health, what we, at Happiness Millionaire, call a R.I.C.H Life, go to You will discover how to become more focused, more determined and learn tips and techniques that will help you achieve your best life.

Janet Jones is the author of Happiness Millionaire: Positive Images for a R.I.C.H and Powerful Life

“Hi Janet,  All of the books I have read are male writers. 

I feel more connected to your book and you, as we know male and female emotions are so different. It’s so great that you are British too. Nothing against any other writers or where they come from. It’s just great having a female British writer that is so inspirational.

All the best, Jaqueline”



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