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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.
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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