The holiday season is over. There, I said it. Sure, we still have holidays like MLK Day, but the joy of Christmas and New Year’s is gone. Just as we said goodbye and sent our relatives off on planes, we sent our jolly spirit off too. Just as we packed up our twinkle lights and tacky ornaments, we packed up our rosy optimism. Just as we trudged through the terrible weather back to work, we trudged through our bleak despair.

Well despair no more!! Here’s Jenny’s list of fun ideas to help you bounce back from your post-holiday blues!

1. Try a new look

Say hello to the New Year with an awesome new hairdo or a brand new wardrobe (just don’t go too crazy with the shopping!). And check out my previous post: Try a New Look.

2. Call all of your loved ones again

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean time with your family is. Make time with those still at home and make sure you call or write your loved ones who are away.

3. Have a girl’s night

Order pizza, bring your sappiest chick-flicks, get our your nail polishes, and whip out the margarita mix! Remember, you’re never too old for a sleepover!

4. Get started on your resolutions

Get cracking on those New Year’s goals. Still haven’t come up with any resolutions? Check out these posts: Zany Goals and My Friday Favorites: New Year’s Resolutions.

5. The party’s not over, get out and dance!

The New Year’s fireworks may be done, but you can still go out and have a good time! Grab your girlfriends and go dance this weekend!

6. Ditch the old colors and get into the new

There’s nothing more depressing than constantly seeing the red and green reminders of the past holiday. Check out this year’s new colors in Kara’s post: Pantone Fashion Color of the Year 2014.

7. Find something to get excited about at work

Yes, you have to go back to work. But instead of moping about it and dragging your feet around the office, why not try to find something new to try? Is there a project you’ve been meaning to start? Is there a new way to spice up your business? Get creative!

8. Go see a movie

Is there any movie you’ve been meaning to see but never got around to it? Make a date with a friend, or yourself, to go see it right after work. That way, you’ll have something to look forward to during your day!

9. Take up a new hobby

I’ve always been extremely adverse to knitting, mainly because I was too scared to try it, but over the holidays my sister taught me the basic knit and now I’m knitting obsessed. It’s really nice to sit in the evenings and knit while music plays in the background and my fat dogs snore at my feet. But, if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, try a new sport like disc golf or find a fun meet-up group!

10. Travel!!

This is my personal favorite way to get over anything. Sometimes just a change of scenery is nice. I’m not saying you have to go book a trip to Italy right this second (although if you can, go for it!). I’m simply saying you can make time some weekend to take a little road-trip with some friends. Take a daytrip to the town next over or get out to the country for a little bit. Experience something new and give yourself something to look forward to during the week.

How do you like to overcome the post-holiday blues? As always, share your stories and ideas in the comment box below!

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