ROCHESTER, Minn. - The third Monday of January has been dubbed "Blue Monday."
While research hasn't proved there is one day more depressing than all the others this time of year is known for longer days of darkness along with colder and gloomier weather.
Dayana Frich says she and her kids will build snow forts, sled, or even have snowball fights to eat back the winter blues.
Frich explained, "It makes it hard, it makes the days longer, but we try to just stay active and remember that it's all about your feelings and the mindset that you have."
There may not be scientific evidence backing up "Blue Monday" but the winter blues, more clinically known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been proven.
The most difficult months for people in the country tend to be in January and February but that improves with the arrival of spring.