7 Ways to Get Over Your Post-Holiday Rut

The end of the holidays can be both happy and sad. Some of us are relieved to see that all of the food has been cooked and eaten and the presents bought and opened; but some of us are not keen on getting back into our old routine and heading back to work. Whether your laziness is out of relief or melancholy, these practices will help you get out of the slump and back into a productive routine.

1. Eat Healthy.

Over the last several weeks, your eating habits have likely become worse as you indulged in the best holiday foods. Eating healthy is a great way to get out of the slump because it gives you energy and cleanses your body of the fats and sugars that you have consumed. 

2. Have the Mindset.

One thing that you must do when making a drastic change in your habits is to have the right mindset. You have to mentally prepare yourself to do it; otherwise it will be very difficult to start.

3. Start on a New Project or Continue an Old One.

A project is a great way to be productive again because it is a way of pushing yourself to be productive in a fun way. Another method is to finish that old project that you have been meaning to work on since before the holidays and haven't gotten around to yet.

4. Start a New Hobby

If you're not much of a project person, try starting a new hobby. That will give you something to look forward to on the days that are a bit harder to get through.

5. Fulfill a Resolution.

This is something that many people seem to find difficult. If your New Year's resolution is realistic, then try to challenge yourself to fulfill it. If you don't have a New Year's Resolution, try making one and then following through. This can be a new challenge to help you get into your old routine, or maybe even a better one.

6. Enjoy the memories.

It can be difficult to start up a routine again when you are feeling nostalgic about the holidays. Instead of being sad that they are over, hang up some new pictures to replace those holiday decorations that you haven't taken down yet.

7. Call your family and friends.

This is another important part of getting over holiday nostalgia. When friends who are dear to you aren't so near to you, give them a call, plan another visit home, and maybe send them a selfie of you wearing the sweater they got you. 

We hope that your holidays were filled with joy and loved ones. Here's to putting that stress and holiday belly away until next year!