“Blue Monday 2012”
This Monday the 16th of January is “Blue Monday”, said by some to be statistically the most depressing and unhappy day of the year. Here at moodpanda.com we have been tracking a overall drop in mood as we entered January.
This date is calculated from a number of factors that coincide in the middle of January. Firstly, people are suffering the come down of the Christmas season. It is also around this time that credit card bills start to appear on the door mat.
If you started the year with a resolution to make a big change, you may well be one of the millions who have let that slip by the way side by this time in January.
Looking forward, the weather is likely to get colder and with the next Bank holiday not until Easter its easy to see why “Blue Monday” gets its name.
But don’t worry too much, there is something you can do. Why not logon to moodpanda.com?
MoodPanda.com is a community of friendly people who regularly update their mood, share problems and celebrate each others’ happiness. Testimonials from users have shown that being part of such a caring community, and focussing on one’s happiness, as well as the happiness of others can actually lead to improvement in overall mood. It’s another weapon in our “happiness arsenal” for beating the Winter Blues!
Time will tell which day of 2012 will see us at our lowest. We will soon see how our mood changes with the Olympics approaching. MoodPanda.com will continue to monitor and report it live on their Website throughout the year
Posted by Ross, Co-Founder of MoodPanda.com
Well the New Year is finally in full swing! At MoodPanda we’ve been compiling some interesting happiness stats, and we can finally reveal them!
So what’s made us happy in 2011? Our friends at MentalHealthy.co.uk have written about it
“2011 was a year of global ups and downs. The whole world celebrated as William and Catherine wed in the spectacular April ceremony, while as a nation later in the year, the UK mourned the tragic riots and black face of hardship facing our country.
Ross Larter @RossLarter is a man who knows a great deal about national happiness as he pioneered the crowd-sourced Mood Tracking App & Website MoodPanda.com and has been investigating wellbeing and happiness throughout 2011.
The unique community which allows users to track mood, share problems and celebrate success, has given fascinating insight into the nations happiness like never before. Here he gives us the lowdown of what made our moods in 2011…”
Source: MoodPanda via MentalHealthy.co.uk
Posted by Jake, Co-Founder of MoodPanda.com
During the past year of running moodpanda.com , I have created a ‘must follow’ list of tweeters for tracking Well being and Mental Health.
This list of tweeters give up their time to educate on Well being and Mental Health. I cannot put into words how much you have helped me and the Panda project with your tweets and stories.
For anybody else out there who wants to learn about Happiness, Mental Health or Well being, following these tweeters would be a great place to start.
Top 12 Must follow Tweeters on Well being and Mental Health for 2012:
@Mental_Healthy (Click link to open)
And finally a man I cannot give a number to but keeps me happy when reading twitter is:
Wishing you all a Happy 2012
Ross - Co-Founder of Moodpanda.com
Twitter - @rosslarter
If you have any more super tweeters out there I don’t know of yet please leave their names in the comments below and I will check them out.