5 BEST Tips to Make You Forget About Post Holiday Blues

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Feeling sad & reluctant to go back to school? Suspecting a post holiday depression? Not to worry! Learn 5 ways of dealing with the post winter break blues!

The winter break is officially over, so it’s about time we got back to homework and studying. Feeling a bit sad after a holiday getaway is natural.

However, some students may find themselves sinking in the depths of post-winter break depression. Admitting the problem is the first stage of dealing with it. Still doubt, if what you have is depression? Keep asking yourself: “Am I depressed or lazy?” Go ahead and answer the following questions, just to be sure:

  • Unwilling to get out of bed?
  • Want to stay in your room all day?
  • Feeling reluctant at the thought of homework?
  • In denial of your student responsibilities?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to all of the questions, looks like you don’t have depression, just post holiday blues. Still, if you’ve come for help, here’s some.

#1 Work Out

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The best way of coping with depression or blues is getting yourself in action. For starters, introducing a daily morning exercises routine into your schedule is a good idea. If you’re not much of a workout fan, try yoga or pilates.

Physical activity is the surefire way to get your endorphins flowing. FYI, endorphins are the hormones produced in your body when you’re happy. Is there any better way to cast your holiday depression syndrome away?

#2 Go Shopping

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Holidays are over, so it’s high time to hit up the stores in search of discounts. If your bank account has survived the holiday gift frenzy, invest a few dollars in making yourself happy. Even a small purchase can make your day! Check out the ideas for post holiday shopping:

  • Cozy and colorful plaid will keep you warm until spring.
  • A book/movie from your favorite author/director will help to keep the sorrow away.
  • Girls will definitely appreciate the post-holiday clothes and makeup sales.

If you’re more of a hermit type, it might be worth checking the deals and offers at Amazon or Walmart. Thing is, you don’t have to spend much to brighten up your day. However, if you’re seeking some entertainment, cramming all of the purchases into your closet, can be fun. It’s all about making the right choices!

#3 Clean up

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Admit it, we all hate cleaning up! Whether it’s vacuuming, dusting the furniture, or mopping the floor – that doesn’t seem appealing at all. Still, cleaning up is the necessary evil to help you put your post holiday life together. Need motivation? The easiest way to cheer up is to turn on your favorite music. No cleaning music on your playlist? Check out the YouTube cleaning playlists. Ready?

  • Start small. Pick simple activities like dusting the furniture or sorting your underwear in the drawers.
  • Girls can start with sorting their makeup. Most girls have loads of lipsticks and mascaras they haven’t used in ages.
  • Gradually proceed to more demanding tasks like sweeping the floor, or vacuuming. Pretending to be a rockstar while vacuuming is fun!
  • Finish off with mopping the floor and window cleaning.

Trust me, you will start feeling better after cleaning! Mild physical activity multiplied by the good mood is the best cure to any blues.

#4 Socialize

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Yep, it’s time to crawl out of your shell and see the world! Student life gives you a gazillion of opportunities to go places and socialize.

  • Message or call (if anyone still does that) your old friends. Bet, they’d like to see you after holidays!
  • Get involved in the new student clubs and activities. Participating in the same activities gets people united.
  • Go out to the library or other places on campus to meet students. The more you’re putting yourself out there, the higher are the chances of making new friends.

Remember, communication can do wonders for your mood and life in general. Hunt for new experiences, explore the world around yourself. Now is the right moment!

#5 Netflix and Chill

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Bet, there’s a Netflix series you’ve wanted to start ages ago, but couldn’t. So, what are you waiting for? Never seen the ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Black Mirror’? It’s about time before the student grind begins. Google the ideas for your Netflix and chill night. Here’s what trending right now:

  • Stranger Things
  • Black Mirror
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Master Of None
  • Mindhunter

Discover the brave new world of the latest and the most popular Netflix shows! However, don’t get too carried away. You have to study after all!

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, these seeds of wisdom fell on the fertile ground. Try not to get depressed this Spring Semester, guys!

Do you have any tips and tricks to cast post holiday blues away? Which of the above advice helped you? Sound off in the comments below!

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