When I woke up Sunday morning I kind of expected to be at least a little bit depressed. I mean, there’s this huge buildup to Christmas and then all of a sudden it’s over and a whole year away. That’s sad when it’s your favorite holiday and you don’t have any kind of vacation to look forward to.
But I wasn’t sad. I woke up in a great mood on Sunday! So then I expected to be depressed when I woke up on Monday and was faced with going back to work. But I wasn’t! Why am I not experiencing the post-holiday blues?
1. I really like my job. There is nothing that I dread about it except simply having to wake up early, and since I go to sleep between 7-8 p.m. every night now, I have no trouble with that.
2. It’s a four-day work week once again, and I get to look forward to a quick trip to Irving, TX to visit a friend for New Year’s Eve.
3. I got a lot of great gifts from my family this year. My husband bought me so many new clothes and a fantastic over-the-shoulder bag from Fossil, my parents and brothers got me the Sony Reader Daily Edition, and my in-laws gave me a generous gift card to Lowe’s which will go toward fixing up our house. I also got a bit of money which I plan to spend on some new boots this week. Gifts make me happy because I hardly ever spend money on myself.
4. I love the beginning of the year and the fresh start it implies. That idea really works for me. I’m excited to get it started, and soon I’ll let you know my plans & goals for the upcoming year.
What about you? Are you battling post-holiday sadness or are you looking forward to the new year?