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Monday morning blues ‘just a myth’
London, October 30, 2012
First Published: 00:34 IST(30/10/2012)
Last Updated: 00:36 IST(30/10/2012)

It is merely a myth that we are at our most miserable at the beginning of the week, researchers say. The survey of more that 3,00,000 people found that people’s moods on Mondays are actually no worse than on any other week day barring Friday.

The popular fixation on the idea of ‘Blue Monday’ should be given the status of a ‘cultural myth’, the study said.

“The perception of Blue Mondays is likely prevalent due to the extreme contrast in mood from Sunday to Monday,” the Telegraph quoted lead researcher Prof Stone as saying.

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