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Addressing the Post-Christmas Blues

Post-Christmas BluesAfter all the baking, shopping, wrapping, partying and entertaining guests, do you experience post-Christmas blues? It can be quite a shock to the system, to suddenly slow down so much, that you don’t know what to do with your time. Rather than get depressed about it, use this time to reconnect with God. He is there waiting to hear from you; waiting to recharge your batteries.

Reconnect with God Through Prayer

Seek the solace of His guidance, friendship and love. I find the recitation of the daily Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet to be a great way to start the conversation with God, who knows me better than I know myself. He knows what’s in my heart, what is causing me concern, as well as my dreams. He also knows how to solve my problems. Through prayer, be ready to listen.

Reconnect with God Through Reading of Scripture

God has so much to tell us, and it’s all written down in the Bible, which is not some old book meant for people from ancient times. God’s Word is timeless; eternal. What was written down many centuries ago is just as relevant to us today as it was when first heard by the faithful. So, seek Him in the Scriptures. I suggest starting with the Gospels, then Acts, then perhaps the Psalms. Get to know the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Kiss the Post-Christmas Blues Goodbye!

When you wrap yourself in the peace of prayer, and the richness of God’s Word, you won’t be feeling those post-Christmas blues any longer. You’ll find yourself too engrossed in learning more about the One who loves you the most.

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2 Responses to Addressing the Post-Christmas Blues

  • Virginia, great post. No matter how great ones Christmas is, there is the letdown from all the festivities and you offer great ways to connect with the deepest meaning of our life- God. As the saying goes, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” God Bless and Merry Christmas!

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