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Do you ever reach a Sunday night and have an absolute pity party for yourself?

You know in about eight hours your mind is going to be buzzing with all the work you've got to do.

Monday morning cues the beginning of another hectic week, with little or no time for you.

If this sounds all too feckin' familiar, know that you aren't alone.


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According to a study conducted by Canderel®, almost a third of women are unhappy with their work/life balance. 

In fact, three in ten gals said that they lack balance as they don’t have the right support. 

Another 32 percent revealed they felt it was off kilter because they took on way too much at once, and didn't calculate the impacts it would have on their own wellbeing.

A third of participants said this had a knock on effect to other aspects of their lives, such as the food choices they make (another pack of crisps please) and putting stress on relationships. 


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But the study also showed that we are a tough bunch – and we work to find solutions.

Almost half of the women surveyed said they could "take on anything" with the correct work/life balance, and said they strike that beautiful balance by giving themselves some essential 'me time.'

That "me-time" is pretty basic too. 32 percent said they take time out to enjoy a hot brew or a coffee.

Another 31 percent enjoy an ole stroll and 12 percent dig the beats to re-energise their soul.


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Those who actually take the time to recharge those batteries, massively benefit from it, half of them reported an energy boost.

Additionally, they said they were just generally better human beings around the fam and friends. – so, it's a win-win. 

We all know that our world demands a lot of us. But taking that time out for yourself will make a massive difference when your life commitments come calling.

There's nothing selfish about taking some you time, in fact, it's fundamental to your well-being.


She may be one of 2016’s biggest stars, but that doesn’t mean everyone is a fan of Kendall Jenner’s work.

The 20-year-old model has enraged members of the ballet community with her latest shoot for Vogue Spain as it shows her posing in a tutu, pointe shoes, leotard and leg warmers, something which many dancers find “disrespectful”.

Dance Spirit has claimed that the images and accompanying video of Kendall trying to “do ballet” are “pretty disrespectful to the artists who devote their lives to this demanding craft”.


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“This makes us especially sad because the Vogue family is usually SO GREAT when it comes to ballet.  They feature beautiful dancers all the time,” they continued.

The video – which has 8.6 million views on Kendall’s Instagram page – shows the popular reality star acting playfully in a dance studio as she describes how she loves “being a kid” and “being super adventurous”.


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Twitter is even less impressed with this set-up than Dance Spirit, with users writing: “How dare Vogue Spain make a video with Kendall Jenner attempting ballet.  That’s BS.  USE REAL DANCERS FOR THAT.”

And: “If you go into a ballet class lookin like Kendall Jenner in her new photos you WILL get kicked out (sic).”

We've a feeling this drama isn't going away any time soon.


According to research, today is the most depressing day of the year. 

For the past few years, psychologists and scientists have blamed things like gloomy weather and post-Christmas debts on the population being so blue. 

But, just because scientists say that today is an unhappy day, doesn't mean you have to be glum until 12 tonight.

So, to beat the blues, here's a few small things that will cheer you up: 

1. Listen to your favourite music

You can never beat listening to your fave tunes, whether they're upbeat or slow, music can always put you in a good mood. 


2. Call your BFF and have a full-on rant

This rant can be about college, work, your boyfriend, or pretty much whatever you feel like. Letting things out is good, and having someone to listen is even better. 


3. Write down what you want to do 

We know we all try to make new year's resolutions, but sometimes we just can't stick to them. Write down what you want for yourself at this very moment and it might give you a bit of clarity and cheer you up. 


4. Watch your favourite TV show

Go old-school and watch a bit of Friends, or catch up on the latest Game of Thrones. Either way, watching your fave characters for an hour full of drama is always good. 


5. Cook your favourite meal

Food is another thing that can instantly cheer you up. Whether your favourite is ice cream or a steak, just go for it.


6. Don't feel like cooking? Order in

If cooking alone makes you feel sad, scrap that and order in your favourite take-away. Pizza, chipper, Chinese… We're happy and hungry just thinking about it.


7. Treat yourself

This doesn't have to be anything extravagant. Seen a pair of cosy slippers? Get them. Fancy a new scent? You deserve it. 


8. Watch your favourite movie

Because who doesn't love getting into a Mean Girls buzz.


9. Go for a long walk with someone who listens

Taking some time out with your bestie, sister or your mam and just relaxing will help keep your worries at bay. 


10. Take a bath

And go all out. Light a few candles, play some soothing music, add some infused bath oils and you're good to go. There's no better way to end Blue Monday than a nice bubbly bath. 

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