The Holidays are Over, Now what?
No matter how simple Christmas has been, most of us experience a little gloomy feeling once it’s over. The fun of listening to Christmas music, the joy you feel when you see all the decorations and lights, the holiday baking with the cousins, trying out one of grandma’s cookies recipes…whatever it is that makes December just a little bit different than then rest of the year.
It’s no surprise that people find themselves feeling blue now that the holidays are over. We tend to over schedule ourselves this time of the year with many more pleasurable activities. So when things stop, we notice.
So how do we begin to reacquaint ourselves with our day-to day existence and kick the post-holiday blues to the curb?
FIND THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
We can’t just wait another year; make a list of things you enjoy doing and schedule them. Make your week and months inspiring. Dump an old habit and build a new one. It does not have to be anything big. Or if you are like me, I like to go big and book a trip.
CHANGE YOUR WAY OF THINKING
Tweak your attitude by changing your mindset. Focus on the positive. Get rid of the negative talk in your head. Recognize and be grateful for all the little joys and moments of happiness in your life.
LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
Not sure about you but I definitely enjoyed myself this holiday season. I ate and drank more than normal which has left me feeling a little out of whack. I am excited to get back to my healthier routine. This includes exercise, eating well and getting a good night’s sleep. Plan for it. Make it a priority. Keep it simple.
And remember these blues are like anything else – temporary.
A. OHS Build Up
B. AMRAP 16
1 OHS (95/65)
1 Weighted Step-ups
2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5…
**Every 4 min, 200m run**