They don’t call it the ‘January Blues’ for nothing. As the first month of the year, January gives us that ‘Monday’ feeling for 31 whole days! If that wasn’t enough, it has it’s OWN ‘worst’ day – ‘Blue Monday’, usually the third Monday of January, is officially the most depressing day of the year. Need we say more? Here are our top reasons why January is the worst month of all…
1. We’re broke
After the Christmas festivities, lavish gift buying and impulse sale-shopping, our bank balances are looking less than healthy. AND January payday seems miles into the future.
2. Time to go back to work
Say farewell to Netflix-and-pyjama marathons, it’s back to the 9-to-5. Getting up early after a two week break is yet another difficult task that makes January rubbish.
3. The terrible weather
After a deceptively mild December, winter is back with a vengeance. Throw any beauty resolutions out the door, as that new year weather is sure to leave your hair a dire mess and your makeup running south.
4. Dark days ahead
We wake up, it’s dark. We leave work, it’s dark…and most glimpses of sunshine are hidden behind ominous rainclouds.
5. The dreaded diet
January invariably means embarking on another diet, just when you’d got used to the taste of cheese, wine and yuletide sweet treats. Bring back the stodge, please!
New year, new you…and new everyone else. Any attempts to hit the gym are thwarted by the legions of other January health-kickers hogging the equipment (that is, if you make it to the gym at all!)
But it’s not all doom and gloom – The short days mean you won’t feel guilty staying in to catch up with your favourite new shows of 2016, not to mention that February is right around the corner, which means Pancake Day, Valentine’s and plenty of red carpet action from the BAFTAs and Oscars.