Suffering From Post Traumatic Holiday Disorder?

Shall we discuss the good, bad and ugly?  The good is that the chaos of the holidays are finally over; the bad is that the holidays are finally over and you have to wait an entire year til next Xmas season; and the ugly is the mess you are left to clean up.  For starters, The Christmas tree has to come down, the lights put away, the ornaments need to be boxed up, the wrapping paper and accompaniments need to be organized.  And I’m sure there are still random presents that need to be returned or exchanged. Where did all the joy go?  Doesn’t it feel like the holiday season peaks at Christmas and seems to take a huge nose dive after the New Year? So it is understandable and likely that many of us often feel a void after such concentrated jubilation.  But perhaps, we should look at it in another way.  Take this time to pause and reflect.  Be grateful that you had a holiday and were able to celebrate it. The parties may be over but the memories live on forever, and hopefully you took the pics to commemorate them.  Give yourself a little break to catch your breath, reorganize and reboot…..and then back to business as usual.  Do your best not to wallow in the sorrow of the end of a year and concentrate on the beginning of a new one.  Look forward to the possibilities of new opportunities that lie ahead in the coming new year.  Focus on that.  It just might help you fight the blues until the first bloom of Spring.