The Holiday Hangover
Your head is spinning. Your bank account is crying. Your pants are too tight. Your kids' sugar highs have crashed. The weather is frightful. The list goes on and on... Welcome to a Holiday Hangover. The decorations are on their way down, the trash is piled high by the curb, and the leftovers should last another few days, but you? You are already over it all, and dreading the bank statement but counting the seconds until school starts again.
It happens year after year. We become so caught up in the gift buying and exchanging, the late night gatherings, the wine pouring, and the thrown-off schedules, that it's like hitting the brick wall of reality once it all ends and January arrives. The house will look naked without the decorations, which tends to trigger the onset of winter blues, but instead of giving into the hangover and feeling depressed, you can beat it and find happiness with the end of the season.