The model is: [W + (D-d)] x TQ
M x NA
The equation is broken down into seven variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action.
So after the peak of the holidays and the initial resolutions, it all goes downhill and you get depressed. Holidays are gone and you've already broken your resolution to start anew in the new year. The days are dark and short, and its very cold out. You also know the cold witner won't go away for another three months. And vacation is still a long month away. Plus its a damn Monday. UGH.
Well, today wasn't so bad for me considering we all had a snow day, and will have another one tomorrow! But I won't disagree that January is one of the more dismal months in New England, and I'm seriously counting down the days until Febuary vacation when I go on my cruise the Gulf of Mexico.
PS I got a 50 cent raise at work! :D