Well, it’s the day after Christmas, people! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful time of celebration with your friends and family! We had a great two days full of lots of fun, laughter and even a few tears.
But sometimes, right after a big event (especially like Christmas, that you’ve been planning for months) we can experience a bit of a let-down. All the emotions that we’ve been “hyping up” for months are suddenly spent, and we’re left feeling a bit lost. So what to do when this happens?
This is exactly what I’m going to do today. The house will remain decorated, but there is tons of extra food and gifts and BOXES all over this house. We are definitely blessed…but too much clutter can definitely get in the way of that realization. I intend to do some de-cluttering to clear the house, and my brain in the process.
2. Take up a new hobby
When you’re feeling lost, turn your attention to something new. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do? Now’s a great time to dive in! Maybe even make it a New Year’s resolution!
It’s especially important to keep your brain fresh and clear and ready for whatever the new year might bring. Have you been meaning to learn a second language? A new skill? Perhaps you’d like to learn to create something, or take up a new career-related skill? Now is the perfect time! (I know I’ll be diving into some insurance lingo and prepping to take a test to obtain an additional license!)
4. Make a healthy lifestyle change
This isn’t just about going on a diet. What have you fallen into that’s become unhealthy in your life? Perhaps you need to schedule some time for yourself. Or start taking some vitamins. Or sit down with your planner and do some organization of the next year to become more well-rounded. Whatever it may be, when you’re feeling the blues is a great time to work on these things. You’ll plan for a better you who won’t feel so down!
5. Give or volunteer
If you want to get your mind off yourself all together, GIVE. To a neighbor, to a friend, to your local shelter, to your local food bank. If you’d like to get even more hands-on, volunteer. Help someone else in a tangible way, and I promise, you’ll feel immensely better about your own situation.
I hope you’re ready to put some of these into practice! Don’t just sit around today – DO something to make a positive difference for yourself!