Updated: Apr 18
Christmas is a magical and festive holiday that the majority of people look forward to each year. During this season, we don’t only prepare financially, but we also have to be in the right headspace. We rejoice in the thought of not getting up early for work or taking kids to school. But if this is the case, why do some people get anxious, sad, and burnout after the holidays are over? Do we get to relax during this most awaited season?
We hate to break it to you that despite this joyous festivity, it can also be the most tiring celebration and because of all the parties and get-togethers, we become overwhelmed and sometimes feel lost when the holiday comes to an end. But don’t freak out just yet, because this write-up is all about how to fight post-holiday blues!
But first, we need to understand what Post Holiday Blues is. The term speaks for itself. It's the feeling of loneliness after the holiday season. Even though this feeling is short-term, it can trigger intense emotions resulting in a lack of energy and motivation. However, there are ways to lessen the feeling of loneliness after everyone is back in their hometowns.
Get those happy hormones flowing and get back in shape! Exercising will not only help you lose the weight you gained during the holiday season, but it will also help you be in a better mood.
SOAK UP THE SUN
A few minutes soaking up a little sunshine will do you good. If you have a garden at home then it will be the perfect spot to have your morning tea or coffee. The recommended time of sun exposure is 15-20 minutes.
MINIMIZE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE
Eating sweets during gatherings is okay, but remember to keep it to a minimum, given that you have no health problems that prohibit you to have zero sweet intakes. Eating too many sweets will eventually make you feel irritable and sluggish.
One of the things that cause low energy and anxiety is not getting your thoughts together. If you are not prepared for what’s to come after your vacation, you will surely feel stressed.
Have a makeover, go shopping or buy something new that you can use for work. Do anything that will make you feel renewed. It’s the start of a new year after all! If you feel good about yourself, you will feel less anxious.
GET INTO THE VIBE
It will not hurt to read your emails or anything work-related during the last few days of your vacation. This will prepare your mind that the holidays are about to end and that Monday is just around the corner! If you’re a parent, looking for new recipes will make you feel excited about preparing and packing your kid’s lunch again.
HAVE A GRATEFUL HEART
Regardless of what path you’re on, be thankful that you are given the chance to celebrate! Be thankful that you have a job to go back to, or a family to prepare food for. We can’t have everything in life, but we can at least be thankful for the chance to work for the life we hope to have!