There is no denying that January can be an incredibly challenging month. A lot of people feel depressed during this period, and there are many reasons why this is the case. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the different reasons why January is such a struggle for so many people.

The Christmas Blues

There is only one place to begin, and this is with the Christmas Blues. A lot of people find January to be a struggle because they have been on such a high over the festive period. Many people get to spend time off work, and they can see their loved ones, and so coming back to reality can be difficult. It is something some people find incredibly hard to cope with, and we would certainly recommend looking into mental health services if you are struggling this month.

Financial struggles

January can be a difficult time for a lot of people from a financial perspective. There is no denying that Christmas can be a very expensive time of the year. There are also a lot of self-employed people who do not get paid for the time that they have off work over the festive period. Therefore, the start of a new year can represent a lot of expense, and you can feel like you’re struggling with your day-to-day costs. Running a simple budget can be very useful here. Understand your outgoings and incomings for the month so that you do not overspend. There are a lot of charities that offer free advice if you’re struggling with debts and need some assistance during this period. 

You lack energy and don’t feel very healthy

Another reason why people struggle during January is that they have over-indulged during the Christmas period. This can leave them feeling like they do not have any energy. Check out my budget health hacks to help you get back to feeling your best at this time of year! We all like to indulge during the festive period but the sooner you get back to a balanced lifestyle, the better. 

Loss feels greater at this time of year

Another reason why a lot of people struggle during this time of year is that they have lost a loved one, and the impact can feel greater during the festive period. It can be hard to see people with their friends and family members, especially if you are feeling lonely. Viewing these moments only tends to make these feelings greater, and it can be hard to cope. It is important to realize that you are not alone and that there is help available.

Final words on the reasons why January is such a difficult month 

As you can see, there are many different reasons why January is a struggle for a lot of people. It is important to be kind during this period. It can be incredibly hard for many individuals, so we need to do our best to support one and another.