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Post Christmas Blues

Posted by on December 27, 2011

The week after Christmas was one of my favorite until a friend of mine ruined it for me!(just kidding, read his post here: The Week After Christmas Sucks).

I do like this week, there is something about the letdown after Christmas and the doldrums of the last week of the year mixed with the anticipation of the new year and the coming of new things that brings me to a reflective place. A place where I remember the goodness of God in the past year and begin to look forward to the challenges of the new year. For me, the weeks following Christmas resets and prepares m

One way to prevent the post Christmas blues is to plan for the holidays in stride. Many people add a ton of stress to their lives preparing for Christmas, what if we just didn’t do this? Instead, maybe we should actually slow down for advent and reflect on the incredible importance of this time in history and in our lives. Does giving have to mean primarily shopping? What if we practiced living what we know is a right life for advent? This might be the best present we can give to our loved ones.

Advent is meant to be a joyful time of year, but very often it is the most stressful time of year for too many people. Mabey post Christmas blues are a sign that something’s wrong?

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