I Think I’ve Got A Post-Holiday Hangover
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I Think I’ve Got A Post-Holiday Hangover

These holiday blues just won’t go away.

I Think I’ve Got A Post-Holiday Hangover

For the majority of my life holidays with my family are spent at home. My entire extended family lives on the West Coast, so it’s on a rare occasion we venture out to see them. It’s usually a hassle-free and quiet break from all of life's responsibilities where I can hibernate inside for days on end. Well, except for when I have to run out and do last minute holiday shopping and meet-up with old friends. For the most part, I couldn’t have a care in the world.

Then all of the sudden the holidays are over. Fear starts to trickle in when you realize you have to snap back into reality and get back to your daily routine. Honestly, it's February, and I still haven't gone back to my daily routine. Hearing the alarm for work gives me cringe just thinking about it. I find myself snoozing my morning alarm fifteen minutes at a time, which is something I never did before the holidays. Sleeping in on the weekends went from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, and my diet, let’s just not talk about that. My finances are still recovering as well as I no longer have to prioritize gifts over personal necessities. I can’t be the only one suffering from this post-holiday hangover, right?

In fact, it turns out that many others feel the same way that I do. A recent survey uncovered that 71% of Americans felt stressed this past holiday season. The data also revealed that women are 1.2 times more likely to be stressed than men during the holidays. The contributing factors being cooking, traveling, spending time with family, and gift shopping. I’ve got to give credit to the women (and men) out there juggling all of the holiday tasks on top of their day-to-day lives.

If you’re still suffering from the post-holiday blues like myself, this list will help you shake them. Remember, better (and warmer) days are ahead!

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