5 Ways To Beat Post-Holiday Blues
It can be tough making the transition from holiday parties and family photos back to the cubicle Monday morning. When the holidays wrap up, the post-holiday blues move in for many people. That down feeling can linger longer than normal if you aren’t proactive about battling back.
We tend to feel a little blue just after the holidays because we go from being booked nearly every weekend to being major homebodies the month of January. Everyone is settling back into the daily grind and the anticipation of another holiday party has passed. Whether you’re already missing family members or get bummed looking at your very blank social calendar, here are five ways to beat the post-holiday blues.
Stop Poppin’ Bottles
We love a good Mistletoe Christmas Martini as much as the next party-goer, but January 2 is time for a good cocktail fast. Alcohol is a depressant, so pairing drinks with an already gloomy feeling will only intensify your post-holiday blues. Give your mind (and your liver) a break with more water.
Launch or intensify your workout regimen. Exercise releases endorphins, which trigger a positive feeling in the body. Even something as simple as taking a walk around the block or popping into a spin class can lift your spirits. Take the time to plan out your week so you purposefully set aside time for a workout.
Relax in a steamy bath laced with an Everything Oil mixture that includes Rosemary Oil to help lift your spirits. The healing power of essential oils can be used when infused with bath water or used through a diffuser. Rosemary Oil, like that used in ByColette products, is known to relieve pain and ease stress – both needed when you’re trying to avoid the post-holiday blues.
When you rid your home of clutter, you increase your self-confidence and minimize anxiety. Research shows a neat and clean home can actually lower Cortisol (the stress hormone) levels. Donating or selling items you no longer use or need can help you accomplish a couple of New Year’s resolutions. Pay off debt with the cash you make or get more organized once you rid your home of the unnecessary clutter.
Hit The Books
What new skill could you learn by the time the next holiday season rolls around? Learn a second (or third) language. Take cooking classes or launch a ballroom dancing passion. Devoting time to a new skill will keep your mind off the fading holiday season. Even if you’re not sold on learning something new, pick up a book. Delving into a good read will occupy your mind.
The holidays can be full of hosting and gifting. When everyone is gone and the decorations are removed, take time for yourself. When you refocus on what you have to be grateful for, it helps you appreciate the holiday season that’s passed while also planning for the year ahead. Here’s to a fabulous and blues-free 2019.