Monday, December 22, 2008

Avoid the Holiday Slump

It happens every year – you put so much energy into getting ready for the holidays that by the time January rolls around, you are more than ready for a long winter’s nap.

It can be easy to fall into a post holiday slump. But doing so doesn’t do you any good. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to happen this year. Here are some things you can do to avoid that trap:

Take action by making goals or resolutions now. These don’t have to be life changing events or huge accomplishments. They just have to be something that will inspire you to stay in the flow and not fall into a slump.

For example, your goal or resolution could be to go the gym three days a week. It could even be a fun goal, like meeting with your friends for breakfast one Saturday a month.

If possible, make plans for a fun evening or weekend in late January or early February. There is so much excitement around the holidays that once they are over, it can almost feel like a let down. Having a little something to look forward to after the holidays will give you the inspiration and motivation to keep you out of a slump.

To avoid a feeling of being “burnt out,” take time out for yourself during holiday season. Even a few hours to yourself can help you de-stress. Spend the time reading a book, watching a movie, or napping.

This year, instead of falling into a post-holiday slump, you’ll be able to hit the ground running!

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

I love that idea of having something to look forward to. I am going to do it, thank you.

Happy Holidays!