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Claire O’Mahony: Today's the most depressing day of the year? It just doesn't add up

Published 21/01/2013 | 17:00

SO HERE you are on the first day of the third week in January. The weather is grim. Likely you have a string of failed new year resolutions behind you. You're probably a bit lardy. You have an entire working week ahead of you. You may not have received your January pay yet. If you have been paid, it's gone on the heating bill and the credit card. The detox is bringing you out in spots and you'd murder for a drink.

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In short, 2013 may not be turning out to be the grand adventure you thought it was going to be as you popped a cork at midnight 21 days ago and thought to yourself: "Whey-hey! This is it! This is the year that it's all going to happen for me."

But you know you'll muddle through today. This is what January is, and you deal with it. Or at least, you'd try not to wallow in the misery were you not being told that today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. Fact.

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