- Fatigue from overextending ourselves, hectic schedules
- Loneliness from the sudden emptiness when family friends have all gone home
- Sadness when life returns to normal drudge
- Reduced motivation since the energy of the season has disappeared
the joy. Bring the positive
feelings and uplifting mood into the new year. Plan a party
or get-together. Throw a Super Bowl Party or Valentine dinner.
the gift giving. Pay-it-forward during your daily life. Give
the gift of time to an elderly neighbor, offer to babysit for a
young parent, serve food at a local shelter.
the winter. Even though you may want to stay indoors out of the
winter weather, you can find activities to tackle that you won't
want to do when the weather improves in the Spring and summer.
Clean your garage or closets. Organize drawers.
your inside time.
Treat yourself to a movie binge. Catch up on your reading. Choose
activities that meet your interests.
Choose foods that boost serotonin – the feel good
neurotransmitter - such as bananas, poultry, dairy produce and peas.
Pack up the Christmas tree and decorations, before you go back to
work. Leaving them up is a constant reminder of things that need
to be done.