Today has been deemed “Blue Monday,” the most depressing day of the year. Psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with an actual formula to show that the third Monday in January can be a real downer for many people.
The formula is weather plus debt minus salary multiplied by the time since Christmas to the time since failure to fulfill New Year’s resolutions. During this trying time of the year, people start to deal with post-holiday bills coming in, cold temperatures, and shorter days.
This past weekend, while visiting the Sundance Film Festival, I was surrounded by some of the most talented and creative people in the film industry (not to mention a gorgeous backdrop). There I realized that passion is contagious and also inspirational.
First, find a game plan to find out how to get out of your situation, and take control of your life. In a market where so many of us are upside down due to the many factors of the economy including the menacing real estate market, there is still opportunity.
Check out my video message below from Sundance Film Festival and let’s all figure out the game plan for 2011 and beat the Blue Monday formula. Join me at my next Real Estate Workshop on February 9th when we will focus on using the market to “get out of dodge”.