Christ­mas and the nat­u­ral high vibes

Sun.Star Pampanga - - OPINOIOPNINION -

I hope every­one had a very fan­tas­tic Christ­mas Eve and Christ­mas day.

With all the rel­a­tives open­ing gifts, cousins crack­ing jokes, titos and titas say­ing how much you’ve grown up and you’re so “pretty now,” blah blah, and the like.

Then all of a sud­den we woke up and we’re back in our or­di­nary rou­tine.

We sud­denly feel the blues and find it dif­fi­cult to func­tion nor­mally in our daily rhythm.

Wel­come to the most dif­fi­cult sea­son… the week af­ter Christ­mas!

It’s a mini-sea­son of limbo, an awk­ward in-be­tween time.

Some are still run­ning on fumes from the emo­tional high that the re­u­nions and prezzies brought. Some even try to ex­tend the hol­i­day an ex­tra week.

Oth­ers feel re­morse­ful for over-in­dulging in hol­i­day sweets and are on a week­long shame fest.

While oth­ers are deal­ing with the frus­tra­tion of an­other year gone by, an­other De­cem­ber 25th come and gone, and an un­de­ni­able feel­ing of empti­ness af­ter the last gift is un­wrapped.

Yung na bayun paps at bes? Oo. Pati ang palugit na isang araw ta­pos na!

Well, don’t be too hard on your­self be­cause there is re­ally so much hype and ex­cite­ment, build­ing up to a sin­gle day which can’t al­ways live up to its po­ten­tial…

When I was a kid, I re­mem­ber ask­ing my mom, the day af­ter if it’s still Christ­mas. I used to be up­set and didn’t re­ally be­lieve in the con­cept 365 days of Christ­mas, be­cause I know it’s just a wish­ful think­ing. Well, af­ter all th­ese years I’ve learned how to deal when the good old-fash­ioned case of the blues set­tles in.

Just think of the year ahead. Try­ing to keep

ing and ful­fill­ing events through­out an­other year is a good way to calm your cur­rent blues.

Think ahead to the chang­ing sea­sons and the things you’d like to be do­ing as the year moves on. Do­ing some­thing about the things we’d like to hap­pen is the first step and once we’re ab­sorbed in plan­ning and do­ing, we’ll be too busy to fret.

Let’s move on by mak­ing the rest of the year, the best of the year! Stay ac­tive un­til our next chat!

***** Reach me a in­spark.peo­[email protected]

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