How to beat those January blues

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Getting over your January blues and embracing the New Year is never quite as simple as we would like it to be.

After months of planning for Christmas and New Years Eve, many people feel at a loose end in January, as we’re faced with new beginnings and the pressures to reinvent ourselves.

As January is coming to a close, the chances are you’ve abandoned your New Year resolutions already and feel stuck in the rut that is the cold, never-ending month.

So, here are some tips on how to try and beat the January blues and feel positive about the year ahead.

Payday will be here soon!

Since the end of January is nigh, that means payday is close too. January is usually a poor month for everyone after all the excessive spending at Christmas.

The sheer length of January and being paid earlier in December, means the last few weeks of the month can be a little tight, but it won’t be long until payday is here and you can treat yourself again!

We’re getting closer to spring…

The end of January means that we’re beginning to approach spring, and therefore longer days and better weather. Springtime can officially start in March, which you’ll be glad to hear is just over a month away.

Set yourself aims

Instead of setting yourself the aim of ‘getting through the week’, set yourself small, achievable goals that will allow you to feel productive and positive.

Plan things you can look forward to

Organising a summer holiday or planning a day out with loved ones is a great way to give you something to look forward to and shed some bright light on the cold, dark months.

Focus on the things which make you happy

It may sound simple, but many people forget to acknowledge the positive things that are already in their life. You’ll find that when you increase your awareness of these positives, you’ll be less likely to experience feelings of hopelessness and be more grateful for what you already have.

The party season may be over and for many, the return to ‘normal’ life can seem a bit daunting. However, it is a new year with new opportunities and there is no better time to set a positive tone and start as you mean to go on.

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