Fighting the Post-Holiday Winter Blues

post-holiday winter bluesAfter a month of lights, celebrations, cheer, friends, family visitors and good food, the hectic holiday season is coming to an end. You’re left with cold weather, short days, that pile of work you put off and fast-approaching deadlines. You, along with many others, might be thinking, ‘Now what?’. It’s time for the post-holiday winter blues. We always hear that exercising and getting sunlight are great ways to fight back, but here are three additional tips to help you through this tough time of the year:

Volunteer

You probably took advantage of the abundant volunteering opportunities during the holidays, but don’t stop giving back just because the season is ending! Not only does volunteering benefit your community, it can also be extremely rewarding and uplifting. Find unique volunteering opportunities this winter and keep that good feeling through the new year.

Stop Multitasking

Multitasking is a bad habit. You’re franticly working on project A, but trying to get project B off the ground, while discussing project C with your team. Yes, things are going to fall through the cracks, and it’s a terrible feeling. Nobody wants to be the chicken with its head cut off, so do yourself a big favor and focus on one thing at a time. It’s easier said than done with all the daunting beginning-of-the-year work, but trust us, you will be much happier if you prioritize and tackle one thing at a time.

Avoid Negativity

The holiday season leaves quite the wake. People are tired and sick; they might have gained a little weight, and many simply miss the holiday fun. There might be some complaining around the office. Do your best to avoid it, as it’s easy to get sucked in and feel down with everyone else.

You’re not the only one feeling the post-holiday winter blues, but if you keep these tips in mind, you can help lead the charge in fighting it.

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