Poll: The festive break is over - so are you happy with life?

It's Blue Monday, the day when most of the nation returns to work after the Christmas festivities. So how do you feel?

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Monday, January 6 is officially the most depressing day of all. Going back to work after the Christmas break, having no money and the horrible weather are all set to drive everyone to despair on a day dubbed Blue Monday.

It is also the day when people break their new year’s resolutions, those who are unhappy with their love lives look for a new partner and those unhappy at work consider a change.

The festive break is over - so are you happy with life?

Researchers examined two million tweets posted in the last three Januarys. The first Monday of the month sees a record number of tweets about feeling guilty, being tired, eating too much, and being broke or wanting to quit Britain for warmer climes.

Researcher Susie Hignett said: “People need a little more help getting on top in the first few weeks of January.

So how do you feel today? Vote in our poll and have your say in the comment box below.

 

 

Comments for: "Poll: The festive break is over - so are you happy with life?"

"Researcher Susie Hignett said: “People need a little more help getting on top in the first few weeks of January"

Please, get a grip. If one is troubled by the credit card statement received towards the end of December or the one coming end of J

thomas the tank

It would be interesting to do the poll in a months time and see how much, if anything, has changed.

Frank

for some people Christmas is a time when they look back over the year if 2013 was a struggle then you look to 2014 with possible trepidation when the economy is poor rates of mental health problemsd rise.

Tony in BC

Well - life is full of surprises and you never know what next year will bring - but it is no use being 'down in the dumps'. Indeed, you Brits seem especially fortunate if you can take so much time off for Christmas. In this part of the world work starts again on the 27th Dec. - even the 26th for some as Boxing Day is not a stat., holiday.

And as to weather - my son drove almost 1000 K in atrocious sub-zero temperatures on slippery, snowy roads to be with us just for Christmas day. And was soon back working outside in -39 C. temperatures - after another marathon drive to get back to work on time.

So don't complain about your weather or work load - things could be much worse you know.....!

Cheers, and

Have a jolly New Year

SillySarah

I don't know of anyone who had that much time off at christmas. They could only be working for local government. Anyone in food or retail would get one or two days off. Some firms I know also cancel all annual leave for December. Bah humbug!