It’s natural to feel some disappointment upon returning to a normal routine. November and December are filled with excitement and anticipation that have come to fruition, and they’re over – just like that. The hustle and bustle, shopping and parties, planning and prepping, and visiting and fellowshipping have come to an end. It stops as quickly as it started on Black Friday (or Halloween). It’s shocking.
That’s alright. Give yourself time to adjust, and realize the post-holiday melancholy will pass. You’ll settle back into a routine as you treasure the memories of the season just passed. One thing I try to do is to something small and personal to mark this post-holiday time. Do one small thing a day to pamper yourself. It can be simple and doesn’t have to cost anything or take too much of your time. Something as simple as wearing a favorite piece of jewelry or clothing, fixing your hair in a new style, trying new make-up colors, or reading a chapter of a book you enjoy during your lunch break can be a reward to put some light back in your days. Plus, when you bless yourself, you feel better and become a blessing to others.
I hope your return to routine has been merciful. No doubt it has been shocking after a time off, but we always manage to find our way back into that familiar routine that is life.
That's all today. Have a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.