Friday, May 2, 2014

The Seasons of GoGatsuByo is Coming...

It's May 1st today. I'm surprised that a month already passed when I entered the university, and, I' m looking forward to Golden Week(GW)!  GW is a series of national holidays at the beginning of May in Japan, and we often take a trip, meet with old friends, and so on. In other words, GW makes us feel refreshed after having  a month with tence caused by many new things, like new friends or circumstances.

However, some people, especially freshman and new employees will feel depressed after GW. This is commonly called GoGatsuByo. GoGatsuByo is mainly caused when people can't adjust to their new circumstances. Symptoms of GoGatsuByo are depression, apathetic, fears and impatience. If these symproms get worse, patients will become heavy depression.
To avoid GoGatsuByo, I think it is important to recognize ourselves. If we are under considerable stress now, we should relieve them by doing sports, or hobbies. Besides. it is also important to think possitively. For example, "we can do this because we did these tasks." Moreover, it is also a good way to receive counseling, and we may feel much comfortable.
I think we should be careful about our conditions, and enjoy GW so much!


  1. I agree with you! I didn't think of importance of mental solution, but I also think it is important to think positively to avoid "Gogtsubyo".

  2. Thank you for your comment! As you said, it is important to be careful with one's mental health. I tended to take things negatively until I realized it led things in a worse way. And thinking negatively often gives damages to one's health. So, let's take care of our minds as well as our bodies.