Blue Monday

The 18th January is Blue Monday (the third Monday in January) – the saddest day of the year. Why is it the saddest day of the year? According to the psychologist Cliff Arnall it is a combination of the end of the festive period, the cold weather, having less money after Christmas and a lack of motivation post-holidays.

Do you get the winter blues? How do you cheer yourself up when you’re feeling blue?

The winter blues = depression invernal

It’s so dark and cold outside – the lack of light gives me the winter blues.

 Cheer up = animarse

Sitting by the fire reading a good book always cheers me up.

To feel blue = estar deprimido

My brother has been feeling blue since he lost his job last month.


Listen to the podcast Autumn blues on this app for some mood boosting tips!