1/8W+(D-d) 3/8xTQ MxNA
Last year, a scientist at Cardiff university came up with the above formula to establish the most depressing day of the year as January 24th. The key is: W=weather, D=debt, d=money due in January pay, T=time since Christmas, Q=time since failed attempt at quitting something for the new year, M=general motivational levels, NA=the need to take action.
Personally I would take these factors and combine them with the fact that today is officially my last day off work, a pile of washing and ironing still to do from the holiday, the fact that I weighed myself this morning, and the introduction of a congestion charge to drive in central Milan = January 2nd: most depressing day!!!!
Happy New Year everyone!!