How to Fight After-Christmas Blues

By on January 15, 2013

A few nights ago as I was in the kitchen by myself–the last of our guests had just left our home–I was hand-washing the dishes that didn’t fit into the dishwasher and a wave of sadness came over me.

Christmas was over.

When you think about all the anticipation and preparation that takes place in the weeks leading up to Christmas–probably more for women than men–when it’s all over, I’ve found that two things happen. A sigh of relief and a “let-down” feeling.

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The after-Christmas blues.

This year feels different. I’m embracing the fact that my kids are getting older, and I’m fighting the blues with a healthier approach. Thankful for the gift of each day, for the gift of my family and friends, I’ve found there are things I can do to keep from falling into a rut of after-party blues.

Don’t forget to hug and kiss the ones you love!

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Originally posted on Reluctant Entertainer.

About Sandy Coughlin

Sandy Coughlin is a wife and mom of three teenagers, and is the voice behind Reluctant Entertainer (, a hospitality blog dedicated to helping people in search of a lifestyle that says, “I can do this!”. Her book, The Reluctant Entertainer, is in bookstores or available on Amazon. You can also follow Sandy on Twitter (@SandyCoughlinRE) or follow her on Facebook page, Reluctant Entertainer.

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How to Fight After-Christmas Blues