Top Five Ways to Beat Blue Monday

Gilles Legoux
4 min readJan 10, 2024

TL;DR Don’t panic. Overcome the Blue Monday, the third Monday of each year. Neither an advertising campaign, nor a pseudo-scientific formula, nor a societal event should influence you. Analyze the collected data, and be resilient to the seasonal blues.

Knowing that the year’s most depressing day is soon can be upsetting. No recurrent day will see everyone feeling depressed. However, periodic factors can contribute to defining the social climate of a society, where statistically, a significant proportion of the population suffers from depression compared to other moments.

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Gilles Legoux

💻 Senior Software Engineer on Data and Applied Machine Learning. Here are posts about all these aspects of engineering. More details: https://glegoux.com