"It's common to feel somewhat let down in January," says Dr. Amy Fox, clinical psychologist with Meritus Medical Center. "In December people will overeat, people will drink and overspend, people will have time off of work and school.
According to reports, the weather, post-Christmas debt, and the pressure to keep your new years resolution are the culprits.
"Come January people are deciding to get back into the healthy habits," says Dr. Fox. "The vacation time is used up, time to not spend as much, so of course it's the end of the party."
So what do some people do to beat the blues?? Many seek retail therapy, and according to a recent report, About 1/3 of Americans say Winter is the season they shop to improve their mood.
"You cant get out and do as much outside as you can in the summer time," says Amy Conoway, a shopper. "It's just a way for people to come out and make themselves feel better or to get out of the house and not just be stuck in the house all day."
"I agree because I think shopping is fun," says Alaina Conaway, another shopper.
Some mall officials say they tend to see more shoppers this time of year., and Blue Monday also coincides with the end-of-the-year sales wrapping up.
"Just looking for sales I love the clearance racks especially this time of the year," says Conaway.
But psychologists say there are several ways to beat the blues.
"Good nutrition and regular exercise and perhaps doing more exercise during the winter months could be a way of keeping those winter blues away," says Dr. Fox.
Experts consider walking around the mall "good exercise" but encourage people to get out and enjoy the sun, when ever it comes out.