No Workout Wednesday: Holiday Blues Anyone?

Our flight got canceled yesterday. I was so excited that the next flight was the next morning so I could spend a bit more time with my family. Then Mike realized he had an early morning meeting so we had to take a MUCH longer route and got in around 1am. I’m tired. Really tired. The house is clean (thank goodness for my foresight there), but I have to unpack, grocery shop, take down Christmas decorations, and pay the bills that have accumulated in the last 10 days. I went from blissful exhaustion being with my family to desperate exhaustion being here, on my own, with PILES of work.

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But this happens every time I go on vacation. Does it happen to you? My parents have the perfect name for it: Holiday Blues. Mike and I even planned for our holiday blues and thought we would have a nice, healthy, breakfast together before he left for work. NOT. We both scrambled out of bed and out the door with barely enough time to say hello to each other.

So how do you do it? How do you combat the Holiday Blues? I think I’m going to ease my way back into life. Do only the imperative things today: get a great night’s sleep, start the healthy eating, get adjusted (by my boss/chiropractor), and unpack. Tomorrow I will restart working out and paying bills. Oh goodness doesn’t that sound fun?

But at the end of it all, when I sit down to think about it, holy bajolies I’m such a lucky chick. I just got 10 days with my family and friends. And there were people who weren’t there that I missed terribly! How wonderful it is to have so many loved ones that they can’t possibly all gather in one place at one time? Anyway, as exhausted as I am, I’m only really excited at the possibilities for this year. I hope it’s just as good as the last one 🙂

 

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3 thoughts on “No Workout Wednesday: Holiday Blues Anyone?

  1. Tina

    Boy, do ever know what you mean. We just got back from a cruise where the temps were in the high 70’s to 80. To come back to the cold brrrrr:( I call it the post cruise blues. But we did have a wonderful time seeing God’s beautiful creation in celebration of 25 yrs of being married. May your New Year be a blessed filled one.

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    1. ahappylass Post author

      Aw Tina, isn’t it tough. We’re just so incredibly lucky to have the opportunities to travel. I’m trying to only think of all the reasons I love my daily life.

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  2. Anonymous

    Wait till your retired— then just lay in bed and play with your great dane dogs!!! to the moon and back.

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