The gifts are all opened, and the cookies and sweets all eaten, and what do you have to show for it?
Now that the holidays are over, do you feel a bit deflated?
Are you one who puts all your decorations away nice and neatly as soon as the holidays are over, or are they perhaps sitting in a heap, casting guilty glances in your direction every time you walk by?
Have the holidays left you with that unwanted gift of a few extra pounds, or did you manage to reign in your enthusiasm for the tastes and treats during the holiday festivities? Those would be the same tastes and treats that foster the most popular new year’s resolutions to lose the holiday weight that settled in for a long winter’s nap but forgot to leave.
The bills will start coming in soon, but for many the bills aren’t the only remnant left over after the holidays have passed. Many are left with the lingering post-holiday blues, while their friends and neighbors have welcomed in the New Year with fun and frolic.
Are you having a hard time resuming your normal daily activities?
Has your energy been transplanted by the winter sluggishness?
Does it seem no matter how hard you try, you just can’t find your joy in the aftermath of the holidays?
You are not alone. I’ve been there. So have tens of thousands of other Americans.
I’d encourage you to be gentle on yourself. This isn’t something you asked for. And it didn’t come on overnight, so you can’t expect it’ll go away overnight either. But I can tell you that
I say “plan” for a couple of reasons: we are more likely to follow through on those things we actually plan and schedule in our busy lives, and this is a time to make yourself and your emotional well-being a priority.
What you plan for each day doesn’t have to be a major event. One day it might be coffee with a friend, another day it might be buying your favorite fruit at the grocery store, and another day it might be watching a rerun of your favorite program. The key is that you have something each day to look forward to which you enjoy!
If you or a loved one are struggling with the post-holiday blues, I want to invite you to be my guest at a free webinar I’m having to share from my personal and professional experience “10 Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues.” During the webinar I’ll be giving practical advice to help you get through these post-holiday blues and make this next year a much better one for it! And feel free to invite a friend – it’s free!
If you are interested in being my guest at my FREE webinar, click here to sign up.
Here’s to beating the post-holiday blues!