Are you feeling tired after the festivities are over?
It's perfectly okay to have low Energy and Motivation right now!
I feel exhausted. 2023 was a massive year for me.
My feet barely touched the ground after landing back in NZ, and the holiday season was on.
I feel so tired and flat as the house and fridge become quiet.
The transition from the whirlwind of Christmas when I hadn't even had the chance to catch my breath and heart after losing Mum is quite the adjustment.
I know my feelings are understandable and an opportunity for self-reflection and renewal.
And so I wanted to check in with you because that soothes me. Knowing that I'm not alone and that you are here with me, reading this. ( THANK YOU )
Let's explore why feeling this way is perfectly okay and how you can turn post-holiday blues into a journey toward revitalised energy and motivation.
The holiday season often demands a tremendous amount of energy. From planning and organising to navigating family dynamics, the stressors can accumulate. Recognising the effort you put into making the holidays special for other people is crucial.
As the new year draws dawns, it's natural to reflect on the past and consider the road ahead. This introspective period may leave you feeling emotionally spent, but it's an opportunity for personal growth and renewed clarity. Here's my helpful workbook.
The joyous festivities often come with indulgent feasts and a string of celebratory drinks. Overindulgence in rich foods and altered eating habits can impact your body and contribute to feelings of fatigue. I'm doing dry January; it usually invigorates me, but not today.
After the hustle and bustle, it's okay to crave a moment/month of peace and solitude. Allow yourself the time to rest, regroup, and recharge. This period of rest is crucial for
your overall well-being.
Back to routines
Transitioning from a constantly changing holiday schedule to a routine can be challenging. Be patient with yourself as you ease back into work or daily responsibilities. Small, gradual adjustments can make the process smoother.
If holiday expenses have left you feeling financially strained, remember that it's a common concern. Take a moment to reassess your budget and set realistic financial goals for the upcoming months. Have a break from splurging for a couple of months.
I understand that the post-holiday phase can be tough. Please know that the feelings you're experiencing are not a sign of weakness. Rather, they indicate that you were truly invested in the season.
I'm here for you if you need any support or a listening ear.
Love & exhaustion