Are you looking for some tips for getting over the post-Christmas blues? After all the holiday cheer with friends and family back home, it is hard to adjust to how things were before the Christmas excitement. In fact, the period after Christmas is probably the most depressing part of the year, as you have to put your nose back to the grindstone along with dealing with the cold, wintery months of January and February, and possibly March depending on where you live. To help you through this rough patch of the new year, here are some tips for getting over the post-Christmas blues.
1. Back-up Decorations
A big contributor to the depression that comes after Christmas is the taking down of all the cheerful and cozy decorations. To go from a bright Christmas tree to a bare corner is tough to handle. The best way to deal with this situation is to have some other decorations to hold you over through winter. The decorations can be any theme you want but I highly recommend items that keep your home cozy or bring some color to the rooms. Once spring comes around, you can take them down as the outside will be enough to bring some happiness. This is one of my favorite tips for getting over the post-Christmas blues.
2. Still Keep in Touch with Loved Ones
For most of us, we live far away from family and friends and only get to see them on the big holidays. Having everyone around you and then all of a sudden they are gone again can take an emotional toll. Instead of being cut off immediately, keep in touch with them through video calls. We should be grateful for video calls as people in the past had to wait for months just to get a letter from a loved one who is far away. Utilize this awesome technology as a replacement for the real thing of being in the same room with your family or friends. However, this can be difficult if the time zone difference is significant. Simply try your best.
3. Plan Some Events
With the Christmas hype, there were plenty of things to look forward to: a break from work or school, seeing family and friends, junking out on great food, and visiting home or a new place. Once the holidays are over, the only next big event is Valentine’s Day and that is not particularly a happy holiday for everyone. After that is St. Patrick’s Day, but it is nothing compared to Christmas. To push through the cold and uneventful winter, plan some events to give yourself something to be excited about. For instance, plan a weekend getaway with a friend or boyfriend sometime in January or invite someone to visit you in your home. Heck, go on a solo getaway where you treat yourself. Just plan something.
These tips may not fully cure you of post-Christmas blues but they can certainly reduce your woes until springtime. So please try them out and mention in the comments if they were helpful or not. They work for me. Hope you have a good New Year.