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5 WAYS TO BEAT THE CHRISTMAS COMEDOWN...




UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH CHRISTMAS IS OVER.
Months and months of preparation for it to be over in a flash and although you have lots of thoughtful and much lusted over gifts, you are now so deep into your overdraft you could drown and your house is full of empty wine bottles and the next payday seems like forever away. 
*INSERT HUGE SIGH*
I am on the BIGGEST Christmas comedown it is unbelievable, I woke up this morning and just didn't really know what to do with myself other than write. It's the first Christmas my daughter, Harper, has actually understood and embraced the magic of it all, for it to be over in 48 hours and I think this is one of the big reasons why I am feeling so groggy.
Today's post is all about how to avoid how I am feeling and I am hoping to take some of my own advice, so if you're sobbing into your leftover turkey or drowning your sorrows in a bottle of baileys this post is for you.


- START A NEW HOBBY
Just under a year ago I started my blog and the only regret I have is starting one sooner! It has not only given me a voice, but a new job, an outlet and therapy that has seen my post natal depression, panic attacks and anxiety almost completely disappear. I'm not saying everyone should start a blog, but I do think finding new outlets and new passions can really bring you back to life when you're feeling blue. Have you been thinking about starting a new hobby but been holding back? There's no time like the present to jump onto the wagon and you never know, you might just enjoy yourself.

- SET YOURSELF TARGETS & GOALS
2016 is just around the corner and now is a great time to set yourself targets to work to, and working on things you want to achieve in the next 12 months and beyond. This could be ANYTHING personal or professional. It's important to have something to focus on and to work towards, it really helps to break down your weeks and months. Whether it's something very small or something enormous, you can do anything you set your mind to.

- HAVE A CLEAR OUT
Is your wardrobe overflowing with clothes you haven't worn since 2010? Is your nail polish collection older than Brooklyn Beckham?! If this is the case - GET RID! Something I am planning to do over the next week or so is completely clear out the clutter in our home and in our lives. I need to do everything from eBaying Harper's old clothes to cancelling card payments and subscriptions that are just taking my money without me even using them. EBay is going to be a godsend for me this New Year, I have soooo much to get rid of that I will probably be sitting on a small fortune by the end of January which can only be hugely positive right!?

- GET STUCK INTO A GOOD BOOK
Luckily, I got lots and lots of books to read for Christmas so I will be making my way through them whilst commuting and finding a rare hour to myself at home. I am really into self help books at the moment, the kind of books that can change the way you think forever. I want to work on my attitude in general as well as my attitudes towards my health and food. There is really nothing better than finding a good book that you literally can't put down even when it's half one in the morning and you have to be up for work in 4 hours. If you're feeling the January blues find a book that will stimulate your mind and really effect you, reading is such a great mood booster

- HAVE A WORD WITH YOURSELF
You need to ask yourself why you're feeling so demotivated by your current lifestyle, why are you holding on to Christmas to bring you happiness, when you are more than capable of being happy 365 days of the year!? Have a word with yourself, what is making you unhappy? Is it work, a friendship, a relationship or is it deeper than that? Only YOU can make the changes to put you on the path to positivity, the only person stopping you from being the best version of yourself is YOU. If you recognise a problem with your mentality, attitude or a huge change in your personality it's up to you to take the steps to seek help or a solution. Once you do, I can guarantee you will feel better, maybe not to start off with, but time is a healer and time gives you the freedom to create your own paths and your own journey. Life is what YOU make it. 


I hope you have enjoyed this post & looking forward to the new year ahead! I am really looking forward to making some huge life changes and new beginnings in 2016 for me and my beautiful family. I hope you all have a prosperous, successful and very happy 2016!




2 comments

  1. Omg! i'm glad i'm not the only person that feels crappy after christmas! I just feel like there is nothing great to get excited over and that now I have months of hard work and having to focus on boring life stuff :( And I'm definitely setting myself new targets and goals like you said!


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  2. I feel the same - definitely deflated. Getting outside and walking helps me.

    Lizzie Dripping

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