Christmas is over and all your work has paid off. The meal you planned turned out delicious, with everyone asking for seconds. The decorations were beautiful and many people didn’t even realize you DIY’ed a bunch of them yourself. The party was a hit, there are toys all over the place for the kids, the house is now a mess, and the reality of post-holiday life is setting back in. The cheer, glitter, glitz, decadence is over and now it’s time to get back into the regular swing of things. How do you manage this transition successfully? Here are a few tips on how to beat post Christmas blues!
4 Ways to Beat Post Christmas Blues
- Unwind: Take some time to unwind and relax. Whether that is soaking in a relaxing, warm bath or just cuddling up with your favorite book, taking 15-20 minutes all to yourself can be very beneficial this time of year. It is also important to be alone with your thoughts for while to digest the happenings of the parties and festivities. You can start to ponder your New Year’s Resolutions, review the year that is almost complete, and just take some time to think of everything you’re thankful for.
- Savor time with loved ones: Set aside some time to be with your loved ones: spouse, children, parents, friends, relative, even pets!Do something fun and enjoyable as a group and just focus on doing something nice for others. Whether that’s giving your dearly beloved a nice massage or giving your parents a gift card to their favorite restaurant, you will feel so much better about yourself, and life, if you do something thoughtful for the other people in your life.
- Declutter: I always say that a cluttered space results in a cluttered mind. And a cluttered mind is not one that is conducive to clear, calm thoughts. So purge any excess stuff you have stowed away in your closets and rooms. If you haven’t used something in the past 12 months, you will probably not miss it if you throw it away. Buy big storage containers and start organizing your belongings into logical categories. Label those containers and you’re well on your way to a neat and tidy home.
- Plan something fun: As vacation time is nearing an end and the reality of going back to work settles in, think about doing something fun and exciting in January or February. Plan a vacation or a little get-together with friends or a trip to a musical with your spouse. Anything really will work. You just want to have something exciting to look forward to.
With the holiday season ending and the reality of everyday life settling back in, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed. However, you don’t have to succumb to the post Christmas blues. Follow these 4 tips to love life and beat the post Christmas blues!