Handling The Post Holiday Hangover Like A Boss
The holidays are over and we are back to our regularly scheduled programs with a few fun twists. It's currently a dreary day in normally sunny So Cal and it's sort of perfect for this time of year. Finally the cool weather we've been waiting for! Aside from the fact that people can't drive and no one wants to go out in it,we desperately need the rain so we'll take it.
But it was nice to have a break.
To have time to lay in bed a bit and just be still. To not have to rush in the morning. Get up, go downstairs and sip my coffee first thing without rushing a kid through breakfast. To read a magazine and even a book without having to look at the clock and figure out where I'm supposed to be. Staying in our pajamas all day and only leaving the house for food. The stuff dreams are made of really. But still, I was sort of ready for it all to come to an end. I love my kids and time with the family is everything but we had a LOT of togetherness. at least it felt like we did. Nineteen days is a LONG time to be hanging out. And I was itching to get back to work.
It's been a while since I've posted here and I'm aiming to change that in the new year as well. I took a much needed break from blogging to be present with my family over the last month and really try to enjoy this holiday season. Last year threw us for such a loop that we didn't really want to do much over the break but rest and this year we were able to really relax, make some fun memories and enjoy each other's company and that of our friends and families. It's honestly one of my favorite times of the year. I don't mind the "holiday hustle" because I know at the end of at all there will be good food, laughs with the fam and full heart ready to start the new year. I also wanted to be sure I was bringing y'all the fresh content you so deserve and have come to know both here and on my other channels.
One thing I do miss though, is the glow. The lights from the tree, garlands and various twinkle lights make my house look like a disco ball and I love it. I get sad to take it all down and everything feels so bleak and sad. Everything seems less shiny and fun. Which is why the weather this week has been perfect. I have the post holiday blues and I just want to hunker down and be still, but of course there are things that must be done. This is such a struggle post holiday season. Getting back into the swing of things can be a shock to the system but I like to spice things up to keep me motivated.
Which is why I signed up for a month of reformer Pilates classes so that should be interesting. Baby Ninja started judo and the teenager has almost daily play rehearsal as well as bi-weekly judo! No doubt, it's going to be a busy few weeks over here. I'm kind of okay with that.
So this weekend I took the time to fill out the calendars, schedule out photo shoots, posts and all the behind the scenes elements that go into making this all happen. I work better when I'm organized.
And I added more twinkle lights to my office to keep up the glow factor.
How do you combat the hangover that comes post- holiday?