Take up a new hobby!
The best way to beat the blues sometimes in taking your mind off of things. Last year, while working at a craft store, I took up the hobby of knitting post-Christmas. Part of it was that everything was on sale, and the other part was that the snow was so bad that I needed something to do while inside. I never perfected the craft, but it was nice to do while sitting by the fire and watching movies. Other hobbies you can pick up can be as simple as joining a gym or a club at school or in the area. I took up kickboxing as well, so when the weather permitted, it was a nice outlet for stress, and to get fit!
Start working towards those resolutions.
We all know that the list of New Year’s resolutions continues to transfer from one year to the next. A way to kick the blues is to actually start working towards those goals! If you want to get fit, invest in a daily tracker and start planning meals or workouts, etc. If you have friends or family who have similar goals or resolutions, try to partner with them! This will help continue the togetherness you feel during the holidays while bettering yourself.
My favorite part of the holidays is decorating my house, my room, anything really. Nothing is more depressing than taking the tree down and boxing up the garland and knick-knacks. An easy way to get passed the sadness is to move furniture around, clean out the old, and reorganize. Not only will the new feng-shui totally improve your vibe, you’ll also be able to start fresh and be ready for anything the new year throws at you. Plus, you can totally invest in some cute room decor for cheap. If you’re feeling crafty, hit up your local thrift store and craft store and revamp some old bits and bobs to fit your style!
Get involved in some community service!
It may sound cliche, but after all that receiving during the holidays, it’s important to give back. This could be as simple as donating to a local food pantry or volunteering at your local church or rec center. This is especially important since, after the holidays, most people aren’t feeling very generous. Post-holiday season is always the hardest time for shelters and food pantries, so check out locations near you and see if they need help. It always feels good to give and make someone smile!
If all else fails, make the holidays last a bit longer! There’s no shame in snuggling up in a Christmas onesie and watching Rudolph with hot cocoa!
Hang in there lovelies, Christmas is only one more year away!