Have you gone to work this morning with ‘renewed vigour’ this morning?
You should have, according to David Holmes, senior psychologist at Manchester Metropolitan University. He says today is ‘Happy Monday’
, which he claims to be the first happy day of the year. The first pay cheque of the year and booking your summer holiday both contribute to the positive feelings.
It comes two weeks after ‘Blue Monday’
(just a coincidence, surely). Holmes suggests there will be 11 ‘happy days’ in 2012 – which, out of 365, could be a bit depressing when you think about it (sorry for interrupting the positive vibes). These include the two bank holidays in spring, the day the clocks go forward, Midsummer’s day and the day you actually go on holiday. There will also be a bonus happy day this year because of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Maybe it was for just this reason that band The Happy Mondays announced their decision to reform for a tour
later this year.