Tips for the ‘post-holiday slump’

Approximately 25% of the population will suffer the effect of the post-holiday slump, experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety and even depression when returning to their routine.

In order to avoid this, most specialists advise to take a “pro-active” attitude in order to block the sad emotions and stress of the season. Here are a few tips to help you adapt to everyday life:

  • At the first hint of sadness it is recommended to sit quietly for 20 – 30 minutes and think about all the good things that happened during the vacations, the things that made you feel so good about yourself and the world in general.
  • Avoid dwelling on the things you didn’t get, or what you don’t have.
  • Calling an old friend may help you remember that you have much more in common than you think with them.
  • Initiate family meetings twice a month to talk about the good and the bad and everything that is going on in your life. Sharing opinions, frustrations, fears and good feelings will help relieve some of the stress of life.
  • Start planning the next vacation and send all the information needed to plan and organize the trip. This helps to have more control over the time spent and helps to make the trip much more enjoyable.
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