post-holiday blues //

January 13, 2015 in about me,authentic,health,holidays,life,Ohio,some days,thoughts,weather

I know darn well I’m not alone with the post-holiday blues. As stressful as Christmas can be, there is also so much hustle, bustle and genuine cheer, it also does a good job of compounding the stress.

And then, January. Dreaded, dreaded, January.

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After New Years it seemed like the weather got the memo and turned bitter cold and snowy, making daily commutes and tasks that much less enjoyable. Ugh. Throw in daycare drop offs and pick ups, layering clothes, and trying to fit in workouts. That pretty much equals a recipe for disaster. At least for some of us.

Yuck.

I know I’m not the only one who feels this way; I know that many of us suffer from the post-holiday blues… or Seasonal Affective Disorder. I’ll admit it. I’m there. I’m full-on in need of a happy lamp. In fact, I bought a groupon for a tanning salon. Yeah, yeah… I know it causes wrinkles, and normally I avoid it. But I also need a boost of endorphins.

But that’s not going to solve it all. That’s not going to fix the fact that this time of year is rough. Brutal, in fact.

But I don’t have a solution; I don’t have a cure. I just have solace. Solace in knowing that I’m not alone; that there are many other people who feel the same way; that we all need to support each other and lift each other up during these next few months. Solace in knowing that this time of year won’t last forever. I just need to stick it out — we just need to stick it out — and it will pass.

The holidays were fun. But take the next couple of months one day at a time. Find something that brightens those gray days — like tanning, working out, or anything that brings you a teeny bit of joy. And just wait for the sunshine.

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It’s coming!

PS. If you need support, I’m here!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristin January 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

Boy, do I feel ya!!

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Dawn January 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

In 2002, I implemented my permanent solution: I relocated to Florida. 😉 I wish I could mail you some sunshine!

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Rachel January 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I wish you could mail me some, too! To be honest, this winter has been sunnier than normal. But winter is just so… draining! Ugh! I wish we had Florida sunshine and warmth!

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Camille Nones January 19, 2015 at 3:28 am

You are so right! The holiday season makes me feel so happy, but when it’s over, it’s like back to the real “brutal” world. I can’t wait for next Christmas! lol. 🙂

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