You’ve probably spent the past few weeks getting into the Christmas Spirit. And by Christmas spirit, I mean overindulging in Holiday feasts, late night festivities, skipping the gym, and maybe just one too many drinks.
It’s normal to feel down after the Holidays. The thought of going back to the daily grind of work and routine can be a major source of stress. How do you deal with it?
Find things to look forward to
It’s easy to get into a rut if you only have the holidays to look forward to. Why not plan the weeks and months ahead around inspiring events and projects that will keep you excited?
Jot down a list of activities you enjoy and schedule these into your daily routine. It can be as simple as watching a movie, checking out a new restaurant in your neighborhood, a reunion with friends, or a visit to the spa. Incorporating at least one enjoyable activity into your week can go a long way in keeping a positive attitude.
These days, most photos tend to stay stuck in people’s digital cameras and hard drives. Now is the best time to go through the photos you took and upload the best ones to social media. If you went on a vacation, turn your mementoes into a scrapbook. If you have good shots of friends and family during parties, have the best ones printed as simple tokens the next time you meet. Creating a visual tribute of your holiday can help you relive the fun memories.
Plan your next adventure
If you’re still feeling down, start planning your next adventure. The act of thinking about and planning a trip will give you something to look forward to. If your financial situation is tight because of all the spending over the season, take the time to explore closer to home by visiting museums or sights you may have taken for granted.