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Post-Holiday Slump

You’ve made it through the holidays, celebrated the New Year and now you seem to have hit a slump. It sounds like the post-holiday slump has hit, leaving you deflated just like a balloon. This could have left you wondering what’s going on. 

First, this is natural, it can and does happen. The months of buildup to the holidays, interactions with your family that may have not gone according to plan, the dark days of winter are here, and/or you may be remembering past holidays/friends/family who are no longer here.

Recently, I recognized some of the signs I was experiencing. I haven’t felt like this in a long time. However, I chose to be compassionate, kind and caring for myself. Time for some self-care and changing up my routines. Awareness is important and finding coping techniques/strategies is also equally important. 

Some signs include:

  • low energy
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • difficulty making decisions
  • changes in eating habits
  • feelings of angst. 

Here are some tips to help:

  1. Be patient, gentle, and kind with yourself as you move through this. Being aware this is how you’re feeling is important here as well. Don’t get into the loop of negative self-talk. 
  2. Make time for fun and laughter. If possible, plan for some special things to occur after the holidays to help extend some of that adventure and enjoyment from the holidays.
  3. Continue or start an exercise routine. Get outside in nature, gentle movement such as a walk or restorative yoga class. Listen to a podcast, or meditation
  4. Also, meet up with others via zoom or an online support group
  5. Finally, contact mental health or medical professional if things don’t improve.

We offer a variety of Wellness coaching services such as life coaching and holistic nutrition that may also fit for you.

Note: We are not Therapists, Registered Counsellors, Psychologists, and or Medical doctors. We offer support groups and services that help complement traditional therapies and medications. At no time are we providing a diagnosis or making medical recommendations. It is always recommended you speak with a Health Care Professional before making any changes.

If you are in immediate danger please contact your nearest Crisis Center and or dial 911 immediately.
Kari Roos

Kari Roos

Hi there! I'm Kari. I am a driven and passionate individual that pours my heart into everything all that I do. I am dedicated to helping empower others to take back control of their life. When I'm not busy being an advocate you will find me snuggled up in a good book drinking some tea.

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