Mynott Associates stamp out the notorious Blue Monday blues…..

Mynott Associates were ahead of the game this #bluemonday (Monday 17th January 2022), as staff enjoyed a complimentary bright, colourful and nutritious buffet breakfast.

This most definitely boosted the mood and alleviated any feelings of sadness or lethargy. So much so that Managing Director Derek Mynott said he may make this a regular treat!

Happy Blue Monday from Team Mynott 👋


What is Blue Monday I hear you ask? (Source click here: Blue Monday in United Kingdom in 2023 | There is a Day for that!)

Claimed to be the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday was first referenced in a press release by Sky Travel in 2005.

The company, eager to calculate when people tend to book their holidays, commissioned Dr Cliff Arnal, a British psychologist, to create a formula to do just that.

Arnal claimed that his formula, which supposedly pinpointed the most depressing time of the year, could predict when people would book trips to sunny, happy, holiday destinations.

His theory purportedly worked out the day with the highest “depression factor” using factors such as avg temperature (C), days since last pay (P), days until next bank holiday (B), avg hours of daylight (D) and the number of nights in during the month (N).

Adding all those factors together, Arnal argued that the third Monday in January was the most depressing day of the year – and therefore the day when high numbers of people would book their tropical escapes.

Brew Monday

The Samaritans want to turn the third Monday of January into the more positive “Brew Monday”, encouraging people to make a cup of tea and have a chat on the phone or online with those they care about.