I’m struggling right now. Had fun on both Thanksgiving and Christmas and a wonderful, quiet New Year’s Eve playing games with friends. I’ve read and heard many ideas how to keep the holiday blues away, but the holidays have never been a problem for me. In fact, I love Christmas. I struggle, as I am right now, with depression after the holidays.
Wanting to get past this I surfed the web and, unfortunately, found all suggestions unsatisfying. Here are some examples:
- Go post-holiday shopping
- Change careers
- Plant a tree
- Get a new perspective
- Take care of yourself
- Call a friend
- Give yourself an attitude transplant
The list goes on. None of these suggestions are helpful – some are damned condescending.
The funny thing is I’m extremely optimistic about the upcoming year. With all the life changing decisions I made over the past few months, I’m excited about 2015. I have every expectation that this is going to one helluva good year. One of my best, most likely. I just need to get through this horrendous start.
Happy New Year, Everyone!