Over half (52%) of adults in Ireland feel deflated returning to work in January with 61% of respondents citing lack of bright natural light as reason for the Winter Blues and one in four citing unpaid credit card bills for Christmas expenses as a reason for feeling low.
This according to a recent survey conducted by iReach Insights in which 1,000 adults were asked about Winter blues and how they go about combatting them.
Over two-thirds (69%) of adults in Ireland feel that they are strong enough to beat the Winter blues and stay positive and upbeat, while 8% don’t feel like they are strong enough to beat the winter blues and stay positive and upbeat. Thirty four per cent experience low energy and lack of motivation in the months of January and February.
When asked “Do you experience any issues in the month of January/February?” 34% of people in Ireland experience low energy and lack of motivation, 23% of people experience lethargy, 18% experience anxiety, 17% experience sleep problems and 16% of people experience depression.
In order to combat those winter blues, 86% of respondents will relax at home, 82% of respondents will go out for walks and 80% will spend time with their family and friends. One in three (35%) of us will focus on work, one in four (27%) of us will come up with a new personal image and one in five (22%) will volunteer in the community.