January feeling refers to an emotional state characterized by feelings of optimism and possibility, particularly at the start of a new year.
Is it just me or are you all looking forward to the end of 2015? Something about that fresh new January feeling — all things seem possible!
There's another sense of this expression that means almost the opposite: An emotional state characterized by feelings of melancholy and lethargy, particularly early in the year when the holidays are over and a long winter looms. But this sense is quite old, dating to at least the mid 1920s.
Anyone who wants to lose "that January feeling" and substitute for that exhiliration and reinforced vitality, I recommend to go to the Exhibition of Canadian Art, open at present at the City Art Gallery.