For many people, there is a real struggle once the highs of Christmas are over. But if you can get ahead of the post-Christmas blues, it can make the world of difference.

Why Do We Feel This Way?

Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year. However, after the stress of your Christmas shopping coming to an end, wrapping that final present, and indulging in all the Christmas treats that this season has to offer, post-Christmas Blues can start to creep in.

This can be for many reasons. However, most experience this due to such a high of the exciting lead-up to a time that is filled with family, friends and making memories, as well as the daunting aspect of a new year approaching.

You may be in the midst of deciding what you wish to do with your life, making career steps that you want to move forward in a certain area of your life, or in the midst of a huge area of change; whether this be starting a new job, a new school, or new area of academia.

One thing is for sure. You’re not alone in this feeling. The Christmas Blues, feeling down or overwhelmed at the prospect of the uncertainty of what the new year has to bring, is a completely understandable feeling.

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Taking some time following the hectic and busy days of Christmas and Boxing Day, to rest and plan some loose and achievable goals for what you wish to complete in the upcoming year; can bring a sense of peace and calm to the days following Christmas. It can also ensure you get ahead of the post-Christmas blues.

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People tend to wait until New Year’s Day to start any resolutions or areas of change.

However this can make the days following Christmas seem a bit of a blur as you tend to overindulge and find yourself a bit lost.

If this sounds like something that you don’t want to do this year, then slowly implementing some new changes even before New Year’s Day is a great place to begin.

This ensures that you do not become overwhelmed or drained on the first day of the new year, as you have already put into place some healthy new habits that you wish to carry through.

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