How to Return to Normal After a Holiday

We hope that you aren’t still the victim of a deliciousness-induced food coma (if you celebrate Thanksgiving, that is). More importantly, we hope you had an amazing holiday with friends and family in the past few days. From experience, we know that it’s hard to get everyone together outside of big family events. If you managed to get a big gathering in your home, congratulations! Bask in the glory of a job well done!
But now, your home is silent. Do you miss that perpetual dog pile of nephews? Long for the sounds of family bustling around the kitchen? It’s understandable to feel a little more exhausted than usual after hosting family and friends, especially if they stayed in your home over the holiday. Feeling lonely after everyone leaves is to be expected (the same goes for weddings, too). Here’s how we get back to our routine:
How to Return to Normal After a Holiday —
  • Take a day off, if you can. Admit that you’re not going to want to go to work after the holiday and plan to take a day off ahead of time. Understandably, we can’t all do that. If you can, take some time out for yourself after work to reset your brain. Take a bubble bath or binge watch something completely wasteful on Netflix. It’s totally worth it.
  • Spend time resetting your home. Get your place back to normal. Have the dishes, sheets, and towels out of the way first, then move on to the harder tasks later. Cleaning can be cathartic. Chip away at it and soon you’ll feel a little less chaotic along with your home.
  • Make a date with friends. Were you too busy with family to see your friends over the holiday weekend? Schedule a special coffee date with your ladies (or gentlemen). You can exchange gossip about families and all the deals that you scored on Black Friday. Hanging out can definitely dissipate any loneliness or jet lag you might be feeling.
What do you do to reset after a holiday weekend? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Holidays!

– The Gala Pal Team



Photo via the BBC.

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