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Blue Monday: The most depressing day of the year? – Northumberland Gazette

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The date of Blue Monday is calculated based on an equation which assesses the weather, personal debt, motivational levels and time since the Christmas holidays.

January is also when British people are at their loneliest, with 26 per cent claiming it is the month they feel the most isolated, according to research from Co-op.

Petting an animal is known to relieve stress and increase happiness through the release of oxytocin – the feel-good hormone.

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