Understanding the Post-holiday Blues
Emotions are heightened when they conclude
The holidays are a busy time and they last from Thanksgiving through New Year's. This period might include celebrations and get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve. That is a long period of time.
While it may be an exciting stretch for many people, it can also be a prolonged period of loneliness and sadness for others. Throughout this time, emotions are heightened.
Sometimes, emotions are hard to regulate. It is common after all of the hoopla for people to experience a letdown or what some call the "post-holiday blues." Usually not long-lasting, most people swing "back to normal" after a short while.
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