You’re Not Alone If You Feel Down At The Start Of The Year
Every year, people across the globe turn to the holiday season as a way to escape stress and enjoy family time. Unfortunately, after the holidays are over, many people feel a sense of sadness and fatigue as they return to their everyday lives.
In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, nearly half of Americans feel more fatigued after the holidays than before them.
So if you are feeling down after the holidays have passed and are looking for ways to cope with your post-holiday blues, read on for helpful tips.
Common Symptoms and Causes of Post-Holiday Blues
Post-holiday blues can present itself in various forms such as feeling fatigued or irritable all the time, difficulty concentrating or sleeping soundly, sudden change in appetite or weight gain/loss, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, and feelings of hopelessness or guilt.
The holiday season is filled with excitement and joy for many people, but it can also be a huge source of stress. From planning holiday parties and buying gifts to juggling work deadlines and family obligations, it’s no wonder why so many people experience post-holiday blues when January rolls around.