Beating the Post-Christmas Blues
The holidays are over. Family has traveled back home, our waistlines have expanded and our guilt is through the roof. Thankfully, there is hope. For me, the New Year means new opportunities, and doing these three things are a great way to help overcome the “Post-Christmas Blues” and get you back on track for the new year.
Christmastime can be such a wonderful time of year because family comes together from near and far. New recipes are shared and old favorites made again and again. That tranquil feeling fills the house when you know everyone you love is all in one place. But now, the holiday is over and it’s time get back to our mundane routines which is sure to lower anyone’s spirit.
A good way to alleviate that sadness is to have something to look forward to. Depending on schedules and budgets it can be as simple as a special FaceTime date or weekend getaway with family. No matter what you plan, just be sure it’s something you can look forward to and count down the days to.
When you’re feeling blue it may be difficult to pull yourself to exercise, but doing something active is actually one of the best things you can do. Not only does exercising release endorphins to help boost your mood, but it will also help you quickly shift those extra pounds put on during the past month. Try a new type of exercise like hot yoga or pure barre for an added accomplishment of trying something new to check off before the new year.
After the parties have come and gone and all the gifts have been unwrapped it’s easy to find yourself fixated on the less fortunate. Take some time during this post holiday season by focusing on others. You can take some time to do some volunteer work or simple small acts of kindness each day. Not only will helping others distract you from your foul mood but it can also help put things into perspective.
About The Author
Alexandra gained her writing experience during her time with the Department of Energy as a Contract Specialist where she wrote government contracts and amendments. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in Economics. She is a native New Mexican who also recently became a real estate broker in North Carolina. Currently she is living near Fort Bragg with her husband and their two children while he serves in the Army.