Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dealing With The Post-Christmas Craze

So Christmas is over and we've all got the blues....

I want to rewind to the carols, feasts and relaxation time with loved ones. In a sense, the holidays were a bit of a life detox for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's no secret that work is crazy this time of year, and people start to lose their minds a bit. I mean how long can you go when staring at three computer screens all day, every week before you feel like breaking? My answer is: not very long. I'd be lying if I said I haven't had multiple breakdowns throughout the year from being overwhelmed. It makes you question a lot of things about your life and sometimes, that's not a great place to be. So, coming back from the holidays this year, I am choosing to try and focus on the positives and potential goals/changes for this coming year. Yes, work is already crazy being back, but there's so much to look forward to.

Focus On The Future

For a lot of us, there are life changes on the horizon. Though they may seem intimidating, it's important to focus on them and how you can make things successful. When it comes to myself, I am prepping for my boyfriend to move in with me (big step, I know). The thought of getting to come home to see one of my best friends every day is one that I'm looking forward to... especially when TV marathons are involved. So whatever big changes or great ideas you have coming up, focus on those. Don't get swept up in the post-Christmas crumble, get ready for the great things ahead.

Stay Organized

If there's one thing you should ABSOLUTELY do, it's stay organized. Whether that means a closet clean out, home revamp or something else, make sure that you're heading into 2017 in a functional environment. I'm currently cleaning out the closet and planning some changes within my condo that I'm very excited to start. If you're anything like me, the idea of house decor shopping is one that is exciting enough. Need a little inspiration? Try picking up this magical book to help you through the slump.

Create A New Routine

Though some people may very much disagree with this, I always like to start off a new year with a new routine. Whether that's changing my morning order to be more productive, switching my cleaning days to make the job easier or setting a new workout goal to implement each day, you have to strive toward something. You'd be surprised how a little change can make a BIG difference. 

The most important thing to remember before starting off a new year is that you are the only thing stopping yourself from achieving every one of your goals. There is always a way around an obstacle, you just have to find it. 

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready to kick some ass in 2017... I know I am! 

x, Bri




  1. Such great read for the New Year! Hug, Kristi

  2. I'm usually not big on changing up my routine, but in the past few weeks I've changed the time of day I attempt to work out and it's been a game changer! Happy 2017!

  3. creating a new routine is key. ADAPT!! love this outfit, esp with the red cup:)
    Southern Elle Style

  4. I agree, a new routine helps so much in achieving the goals you've set for the New Year! Love this cute outfit too! That stripe top is darling!


  5. Loved reading this post - so inspiring and authentic! ANDDD you look amazing in those high-waisted pants! xo

  6. love this post girl! I really need to work on creating a new routine... one of my goals for 2017! xo

  7. I could have really used these tips during past holiday seasons, but this year I opted out the Christmas craze. Signed up for some charity events and focused on planning for my wife's birthday.

  8. This top reminds me of "Where's Waldo - super cute! I really need to get myself on a new routine.

    Amanda ||

  9. Love this post! There is always a little blue feeling after Christmas...but these are great ways to get over that!

    Xo, Brianne


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