Bringing Back Your Cheer When the Holidays are Over
Getting back on your normal routine after the holidays can be pretty difficult.
With all the warm and fuzzy feelings the holidays bring, it is normal
to feel stressed when it’s over. This post-holiday stress can manifest
through physical and emotional symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, tiredness,
and even depression. If you are one of the many employees who are feeling
the post-holiday blues, here are some ways that can help you manage your
stress and depression.
Do Not Rush Into Things
With all the demands and deadlines waiting for you at the office, it is
perfectly okay to feel rattled and unprepared. Prioritize your responsibilities
according to urgency and take it one task at time. Trying to finish everything
in one go can just make you vulnerable and prone to mistakes. Try to be
more efficient by doing your work slowly but surely.
Give Yourself Some Alone Time
A little peace and quiet can go a long way for your emotional state. Take
your lunch outside and eat at your favorite park. Go for a hike or a walk
and just enjoy the scenery. You may also want to spend your alone time
pampering yourself. Treat yourself to a long, hot bath or get a massage.
These simple quiet indulgences can do wonders for your post-holiday stress.
Get Back on Your Exercise Routine
Working out is probably one of the easiest ways to get over your post-holiday
blues. Aside from keeping you fit and healthy, exercise is known to elevate
moods. After the holidays, make sure to get back on your workout routine
to help beat stress and depression.
Reach Out to Other People
When you are feeling overwhelmed after the holidays, you may want to ask
the people around you for help. There is nothing wrong with asking your
coworker to brainstorm with you or telling your boss that your plate is
already overflowing. People can sometimes surprise you and even go out
of their way just to help you.
Don’t let the post-holiday stress dictate the course of your whole
year. If after some time, you still feel depressed or anxious, please
feel free to seek professional help as well.
This article contains general information about medical conditions and
treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as
such. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis
of a physician.
If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should
consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.