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Post-Christmas blues....

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I love Christmas and in my mind there is always an exciting buildup to the holiday.  In reality, it's really not a very big deal around here. It makes me wonder why I bothered with all the decorating, baking and cooking.  I'm not sure if anyone else cares about all that, other than me.  

 

Every year I wind up feeling blue by this time... not the worrisome kind of depression or anything, just a weird melancholy that will pass soon enough.

 

Anyone else?

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Re: Post-Christmas blues....

Yes @house_cat .  I feel the same way.  So much anticipation and build up and then the let down.  Happens every year but, as you said, it doesn't linger for too long.  

 

And I was so excited to put up my decorations in late November and enjoyed looking at them very much, but now -- the day after Christmas -- can't wait to take them down and put them away!  They'll stay up for another week, but on New Year's Day I'll be happily taking them down, ready to move on.  

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@Citrine1 

 

Exactly. That's my New Year's Day tradition.  

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Re: Post-Christmas blues....

This is another reason why I dont like and never have the commercial side of Christmas.

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Re: Post-Christmas blues....

Take what you like and leave the rest. What has been gently been brought to my attention is it's easy to become hypnotized by things of this world. Operating from the surface/horizontal level and not being aware of the deeper/vertical dimension that underlies all. Joy of being -simple, innate, and not had been anything brought about by the external. Humanity does not know how to sit quietly in a room. To feel the breath and simply be still. Yet in this stillness is where the deeper I resides and the joy of being. In 2017 I had the honor to travel the globe and sit in the presence of Eckhart Tolle and the presence within his form was like a log burning that lit the presence within all that attended. It's the mind that is stuck in mental constructs of boredom, depression and feeling as though there is never enough. Continuely searching for food for thought. Empty it and come empty handed and observe what comes from within as joy is deep and vast within and costs nothing. Once one recognizes satisfaction can not come from from the world of form, freedom from the external occurs. On the deepest level we all are larger than anything the external world can and does depict or hands out. Familiarize  one self with the beggar on the box 

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@Grace729 

 

I'm very familiar with Tolle and his beliefs. I'm one of those people who is in constant motion, hence the nick-name DH gave me... Land Shark.  I'm working on being mindful. It doesn't come naturally to me but I'm trying.

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@Imaoldhippie   I agree.   I dislike the Christmas holidays.  So much build up only to be let down.  I was basically sick of it by September because of the endless Christmas shows and Black Friday, super Black Fridays and super duper Black Fridays.   Enough already.  

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@Imaoldhippie 

@Teddixat 

 

That's the thing! I love all the hype and buildup and everything that goes with the season, only to feel let-down every year.  You would think I'd learn.

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@house_cat   You're human❤️

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Re: Post-Christmas blues....

I always looked forward to the after Christmas slump.

 

Christmas was fun when the kids were small and I didn't work outside the home. When I started working and had that plus the extra cooking, baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating I was tickled pink when the holiday was over.

 

Now, kids are middle aged, no small kids, I don't care about the holiday.  I do gifts but no tree (for 20 yrs.), no cards, no hoopla etc. Guess what, no one cares.