Where I work, we get paid a little early in December. The 19th instead of the 24th to be precise. It always feels nice getting paid early before Christmas.
Now into January and a whole 2 weeks away from payday still it doesn't feel so nice. Its that point where you have to pull your belt in.
To exemplify this, we are staying in this weekend. In part because we are tired from the first week back into things. In part because we are trying to be healthier.
A large part is due to the fact that we are trying to slow down the spending a bit so we can last until the 24th.
January always feels like the longest month!!