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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a term used to describe the Monday after the Christmas and New Year holidays, which is often considered to be the most depressing day of the year. It is thought to be caused by a combination of post-holiday blues, the cold winter weather, and the feeling of having to return to work or school after a long break.

There is no evidence that the third Monday of January is indeed the saddest day of the year, however, its has been an interesting tool to spread awareness of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Winter can be a difficult time for many people. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and the holidays can be a reminder of loved ones who are no longer with us. It can be hard to find joy and motivation during the winter months. To help combat winter sadness, it's important to stay connected with friends and family, get plenty of exercise, and find ways to enjoy the season. Taking time to appreciate the beauty of winter, such as snow-covered landscapes and cozy.

Here are some symptoms:

1. Feeling hopeless or empty

2. Loss of interest in activities

3. Feeling irritable or restless

4. Difficulty concentrating

5. Changes in appetite or sleep patterns

6. Fatigue or low energy

7. Feeling guilty or worthless

8. Thoughts of death or suicide

Talk to your doctor, and possibly schedule an appointment with a therapist if symptoms persist beyond two weeks.

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