As the month of March begins, we are coming close to the end of what is considered to be the toughest time of the year. We all get excited when the calendar turns to a new year, as we set personal goals for the year. However, with the first couple months being the coldest we also struggle to be motivated during the first three months.
A Washington Post article once discussed the best and worst months of the year. A survey of 1,000 Americans found that February, January and March, in that order, are the worst. May, October and June are the best, according to the survey.
We’ve got past two of the three worst months and just have to get past March now. January 24 or the third Monday of January is said to be the most depressing day of the year. Specifically March fits into the depressing months because it’s still cold outside, but the sky is starting to get a bit brighter as 2019 moves forward.
The colder days do make it tough to get out of bed. It also becomes difficult to want to start your day following the Holiday break some people get from school or work.
The difficulty of these first three months makes me understand why most people at Winter, or at least the cold. However, rather than complain about the cold weather, I think we are missing out on emphasizing the importance of keeping each other upbeat day-in and day-out.
January, February and March will come back again in a year, and there should be more conversation about making these months a lot easier on our minds and body. It’s not just about the cold, but our ability to want to be productive and healthy.