I'm going to go out on a limb and say I'm not the only one who is totally done with the holidays. The disruption to the schedule, the lack of productivity even if you have a lot of time off, staying in other people's homes, eating all sorts of foods you don't usually eat, and more. I'm over it and ready to get back to every day life.
Wanting back to normal means you love your life
Excited to get back to your normal, everyday life? Guess what. That means you have an awesome life! You don't need to escape from it and there are a lot of things about it you enjoy and want to get back to! Take a moment and just let that sink in and appreciate how awesome it is to have a life you enjoy living.
this doesn't mean you don't love your family
For many of us, it's been YEARS since we've lived with our families (not including spouses, of course). That means it can be challenging, cramp our style, and overall be tiring to live under someone else's roof and/or with other people for a long period of time. Just because you are so ready to leave or have your family depart your dwelling does not mean you don't love them! Just try to figure out your limit and plan visits that don't leave you warn out and frustrated at the end of them.
the holidays aren't always what they appear in the movies
As someone who has gone through essentially every holiday as a single person, I can honestly tell you that the romanticism of holidays we see in the movies isn't always reality. There isn't always the perfect Christmas surprise or a romantic kiss at new year's. And that's OK! But sometimes it leaves us a little disappointed with the holidays. Take a moment to remember all the amazing things in your life and be happy the holiday season is over for the year.
Eating that much is not sustainable
If nothing else, chances are your body is screaming for a return to your routine. Normal foods eaten in normal amounts, workouts, lots of water, and a regular sleep pattern. You can totally love the holidays and still be ready to get back to a normal life. Be proud you enjoyed yourself and life like you should; then get focused on the new year and taking good care of your body... it's the only one you get, after all.
I hope you'll join me for the new year and a fresh start! Let's connect on Facebook! Just click the link below :-)
I'm Amanda K; lover of fitness, sweets, veggies, adventure, travel, and happiness.