Say goodbye to the January BluesBy Ashley Pugh
Our guest writer Ashley Pugh has lived the student life and understands how stressy the first month of the year can be. Here are his tips to beating the January Blues.
We are almost at the end of January - statistically the most depressing month of the year, it is the worst month for couples and features what studies show is the most depressing day of the year - Blue Monday. Statistically it has the most break-ups of any month.
The reason why it's so depressing is an issue I can't quite put my finger on. Is it because the Christmas cheer has well and truly been blown away along with another 365 days of your life? The Christmas cheer sucked the energy out of you? Or is it the mere fact a new year in your life has begun, bringing more exam stress and deadlines?
Whatever the reason, I am here to tell you that all is not lost in the hazy vision of what you envisage 2014 to be like. I'm not a 'New Year, New Me' type of person but it seems to be the way for some people, so why not adopt this approach if your old one isn't working.
Maybe quitting a bad habit or starting a new one would benefit you; take up a hobby which you can enjoy and stick to it or alternatively carry on an old one.
Even if things don't need to change in your world and January just depresses you then please - don't mope around, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and advance, oh and take any fellow January doubters with you.
January can signal a clean slate for you: was 2013 a bad year? Don't let 2014 be the same is my simple advice to you.