I’d like to take a moment to stop and talk about the ‘January Blues’ as it’s something I’m experiencing at the moment.
We’ve just left this bubble of happiness and joy surrounded Christmas and New Year and it’s back to reality; a one where everything is slightly more stressful. I’m sure you’ve noticed that during the festive time of year there’s a better atmosphere everywhere, everyones excited, shop staff are more friendly etc. It’s like all the little worries you have don’t matter, for a while they’re not real, you can just block them out by turning up the Christmas tunes on the Radio.
I’ll have you know, I’m not a fan of change as it is so this change gets to me every year, it’s like ‘boom the happiness period is over’. It’s now just cold for a few months and you’ve got nothing to look forward too until summers warmer weather (I get that’s kinda dramatic lol).
I find January consists of some people struggling with money after Christmas, colder days that feel so much longer, no pretty lights everywhere and a heck of a lot of motivation to get through it.
It’s the time of year where we set ourselves goals, targets we would like to have met by the end of the year. I understand that this can be gloomy and a sad time for some who feel like they don’t have anything to look forward too, especially if they feel like they’re stuck in a routine of doing something they don’t like.
It’s the time of year where self-care is needed; you need to regularly check in with yourself to be like ‘how am I feeling right now?’. ‘Do I need some time to myself?’ or ‘Do I need a bath to relax?’.
As exciting as goal setting is it isn’t the be all or end-all, the most important thing is that you get through the year is being happy. Do whatever it takes to achieve this.
MAKE THIS YOUR YEAR, THE YEAR TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST!