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'Blue Monday:' things just get better from here

If you found yourself with a particularly harsh case of the blahs on Monday, you might be the victim of what one theory says is a confluence of factors that happens every year at about his time.

Mondays are challenging at the best of times for many people, but one psychologist says the third Monday in January is the worst of the year.

The Blue Monday theory was developed by Welsh psychologist Cliff Arnall, who said a number of factors coincide to make it the most down day.

Not all psychologists agree that the theory is credible, and a sampling of some people in Vancouver Monday found some support for the idea — while others were too busy enjoying themselves.

The CBC’s Deborah Goble reports.