Skip Nav
The Ultimate Checklist For Keeping Your Kid Safe on Halloween
This Photo Perfectly Sums Up the Bittersweet Moment Before a Mom Gives Birth to Her Next Child
Back to School
Mom's "First Day of Freedom" Photo Blows Your Kid's School Picture Out of the Water

5 Tips for Coping with the Post-Holiday Blues

5 Tips for Coping with the Post-Holiday Blues

Like many Circle of Moms members, Leila E. is taking a big sigh after the holidays. She pulled off the Olympian feat of creating a spectacular annual event for her kids and extended family. But now she’s having trouble getting “back on track.” As she describes it, “I just don’t have much motivation."

Decking the halls may be fun, but now that the trees are down and the messes gone, "it's a letdown." Here, Circle of Moms members offer X post-holiday steps for getting your groove back.

1. Dive Into Hobbies or New Activities

Several Circle of Moms suggest keeping the let-down at bay by taking up new creative projects. For Stephanie D. it’s scrapbooking. “I scrapbook the time we had with them to create a memory book." Maria L. likes to "get busy right away" with activities that include mentoring junior high school students and coaching middle school cheerleading and girl's soccer. "This establishes a life of my own in the new year.” Getting back on track through exercise is Amy D.'s coping strategy.

2. Relish the Memories

Well the good news is all the holiday shopping and preparation stress is over, Circle of Moms members suggest, adding that part of the let down can be missing all the busyness or being exhausted from it. "Holidays are over ... kids are back to college... house is empty," says Carolyn C. "Miss the holidays already."

3. Get Back on Schedule

Many Circle of Moms members dread the post holiday period because they have been casual about bedtimes and other rules - like eating sweets -- that they keep for their children the rest of the year. Nikki L. asks other moms if they share her post-holiday feelings: "Is anyone else dreading getting our kindergartners back on a sleep pattern after the holidays and winter break?" She says she works hard at "re-establishing routines quickly."

 How do you get yourself back on track after the holidays?


Image Source: Mass distraction via Flickr/Creative Commons

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, POPSUGAR.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
How to Talk to Kids When They Misbehave
Common Pregnancy Pains
Not Good at Crafts
When Can Kids Ride in Front Seat of Car?
Early Signs of Autism
Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder
100 Unusual Boy Names

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms