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Is Post-Holiday Depression A Real Thing?

The holidays Have been an amazing time. 

You got to catch up with old friends and family you don’t get to see often, or maybe you just got some time to relax and unwind with your favorite people. 

You enjoyed special holiday treats, and you got out of your routine a bit. No matter what you actually did, you had fun, you ate great food, and you fueled your soul a little bit more. It was lovely, a bit stressful (maybe), and short-lived.

Coming back from the holidays can be hard for a lot of people. You loosened the reins a little bit, and maybe you indulged a bit more than you had planned. 

All you want to do is get back into your routine, but it’s hard. You start to let yourself feel ashamed for your choices, or question whether or not you’ll ever be worthy of achieving your goals.

I actually see this a lot, and I feel it sometimes, too. Coming out of routine is slightly stressful on the body. Getting back into routine is also stressful. It’s hard, and the behaviors you indulged in over the holidays start to take a toll on your body. 

I have to tell you something. 

It all passes. This funk you’re in post-holiday will pass. You just have to remind yourself of all the things you’re thankful for.

Where your attention goes, your energy flows.

Find things that make you feel good:

Move in a way that makes you feel good

Drink water

Dress in a way that makes you feel good

Eat your veggies and protein

Try something new this year: Let your body come down off the sugar high, and return back to its normal state on its own. No quick fixes, no detoxes, no pressure.