With Winter in full flow, you may have noticed your mood and motivation has taken a turn for the worse. The decrease in daylight after the clocks go back seem to have a rather negative effect on us, slightly more so on women.
Research by Anglian Home Improvements found that ladies are hit harder by the lack of light than men, effecting their happiness, eating habits, motivation and productivity. Women are eating more comfort food than men (33% versus 21%), finding it harder to get up in the morning (44% versus 30%) and harder to get motivated (37% versus 28%).
However, although women seem to bear the brunt of this, the winter blues effects us all with nearly a third of all respondents to the survey saying they feel less happy, and 66% feeling their motivation has decreased.
For practical advice and loads of tips, as well as more information on the survey, visit the Winter Blues page on Anglian’s website.
This survey suggests there is a clear link between the amount of daylight and our mood and motivation. What do you think? We’ve included some ways to combat the winter blues below – vote for the one you’d do or let us know if you have alternative suggestions! We’d be interested to hear your views.
Anglian have been discussing the results of their survey in a variety of radio interviews with Jo Hemmings, a behavioural psychologist, who also be talked about methods of conquering the blues.
As mentioned in our poll above, improving your home is just one potential method of beating the January blues. We created this infographic to help you make tweaks to your home without breaking the bank.
Chances are your bank account isn’t look too healthy at the minute, so 7 Low Cost Ways to Make Your Home Look Amazing could well be an infographic that helps you, your home and your wallet/purse stay happy even on the dreariest of winter days.