The Christmas break is a great time to gather with family and friends–to eat, drink and be merry. To play games, go skating, and maybe even build a cool snow fort.
It’s also a chance to recharge our batteries and prepare for the coming year. Go ahead—overeat, overspend, over sleep. Take a real break from the daily grind.
The tough part lies in getting things back on track. As most people know the key to lasting change is found in routine.
So what happens when the routine has slipped into watching just one more episode of Game of Thrones with the hubby, even though it’s midnight and you should already be fast-asleep.
Or letting the kids stay up a bit too late to watch a movie, because they have a friend over who they don’t get to see very often.
How about impulse snacking on those Christmas chocolates, when you should be opting for veggies and dip? Because, likely, between all of the Christmas parties and family dinners, you’ve pretty much eaten half a turkey within the span of a week. (Or in my case, just too much wine and chocolate.)
It’s rough. Our bodies are coming down from the dwindling sugar high, our inner clocks are a bit confused, and our spending habits may have been a bit off-side in December.
But that’s ok, I remind myself… 2019 is a clean slate, and it’s up to each of us to make it great.
Good luck with your post-holiday transition. I hope the break has allowed you to rest and recharge, to take stock of what’s important in your life and to go forward with a positive outlook, as you adapt back into the everyday routine.
Happy New Year!