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'Most depressing' day of the year


Psychologists have dubbed it "Blue Monday", a date in January when post-Christmas gloom is at its worst.

It is worked out with a formula taking into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year's resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take action.

David Sillito has been to discover if there are any reasons to be cheerful.


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