Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up soon. For many people this is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, the holidays are not so much fun, and many people feel a real letdown after the holidays are over. Whether you love the holidays or hate them, we want you to feel the best you can all year round. So, we’re going to give you some hints on coping with post-holiday blues.
- Plan Something Fun for January or February
If you often feel the blues after November and December, have something to look forward to in January or February. How about a little vacation or long weekend somewhere fun? How about a class you’ve been wanting to take or a get together with some old friends? Plan for something to look forward to.
- Get Some Sunshine
Sunshine affects our mood, and if you don’t get enough, that can add to your blue mood. Make an effort to get some extra sunshine by going for a walk at lunchtime or in the evening before the sun goes down. If you are at a very northern or very southern latitude, and that’s impossible, then at least take some vitamin D.
- Vitamin D
Discuss the dosage with your doctor, but definitely take some vitamin D in the winter especially if you’re feeling down. Vitamin D helps improve your mood—there’s no doubt about it.
- Get Some Exercise
Yes, believe it or not, exercise is good for your mood. Exercise is good for many things, but even if you don’t care about your weight or your physique, get some exercise for your well-being. You will feel better if you get regular exercise. If the winter is too brutal to go outside, you can still do some yoga or aerobics inside. Exercise increases serotonin in the brain. Seriously.
Keep in mind that November and December are summer months for us in Peru. So, consider coming to visit us when those after-holiday blues roll around. There will be no snow and ice here in the jungle. Maybe an Ayahuasca journey is what you need?
We can give you all kinds of information, and we urge you to contact us and let us answer your questions or address any concerns. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . Your safety is our first priority.