Monday, December 28, 2009

POSTSANTUM DEPRESSION


I think I have postsantum depression (the letdown after Christmas). I really maybe even had presantum depression, too. I haven't blogged since forever and have absolutely no desire to.

I want to feel like this. (And, actually my shape is more like this anyway. If I looked like that silhouette above I would probably have less depression.)
So, there you go.

Anyone else have this malady? What are you doing for it? Just akin'...in case you have a cure.

18 comments:

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

I'm so blue I look like a smurf. This holiday has been both good and terrible. I'm homesick. Email me when you find the cure...

Julie Harward said...

When i feel like this, and we all do, I turn up the music and go to work! Today I put a lot of Christmas away, the tree stays til New Years..and blogging helps...blog! We are all ere for each other. Go out a bit too and walk for at least 30 min...take a bath in something that smells good. Eat..curl up and watch a good movie..talk to people....move! Come say hi :D

Betsy said...

No, I don't have postsantum depression, but I do have hostess exhaustion! haha.

This week of the year is my renewal time...recover from the holidays and fill a journal with lists of things I'd like to accomplish in the coming year...things around the house, things in my personal life, in my kids....goals keep me engaged...and maybe they keep out the blues, too. The idea of a fresh, new year is exciting to me!

Hope you get a spring in your step soon! :)

Jen Evans said...

Yes! I have mucho postsantum. Today I sat around in pj's all day, followed by a long nap. I think it's a combo of switching back to the regular sleeping pattern, plus there's no longer the great day to look forward to. If you can find a cure that doesn't involve eating all the Christmas snacks, let me know!!

Shan said...

Get your brain shocked. Even if you are still depressed you can't remember why and that's almost as good.

Lorraine said...

Well I have a bit of it before, totally have it during and after, well is kinda stable...
hope = despair, in the weird land I live in.. But you see I'm keeping a long list I need some major answers when I get up there, I'd be happy to bring your case up with the man above if you want?
We are here to learn, that is the only thing I know. Maybe we've judge depressed and unhappy people before and know we have to learn what it feels like and why we should never judge. I'm oddly comforted by that. But when in doubt load up on Chocolate and whip cream ;)

Mental P Mama said...

It ebbs and flows for me. I hope you are back to your bubbly self soon. You always make me smile....

Karen Deborah said...

Yeah I have it bad. For one thing Santa skipped my house. I knew it was coming because of our finances but to actually have not a single gift of any size on Christmas morning just killed me.

I guess I was bad this year.

Karen Deborah said...

OK you issued the challenge, so come over and see what I have cooked up.

TeamGornold said...

stop this depression, the hardest part of winter has just begun... we need your happiness back as soon as humanly possible.
love you

Shar said...

I have a bit of it, too. I have no desire to blog and a million other things to do rather than post about our december events. But as it's my sort of journal, i feel like i have to.

Instead I read other people's blogs and do the budget. Both can be depressing...so then I eat chocolate and get more depressed because the baby weight isn't coming off.

So then I read a book. And that usually does it for me. Until I finish and then realize I am that much farther from finishing my own novel.

hah! I think the cure is going to have to be service. That usually does the real trick for me. I better get serving...

Annette said...

I'm sorry. Maybe starting up our class in January will help. I understand what you're going through, though. It always hits me in January, and I just shut down for a while. I think sometimes our bodies, minds, and spirits just need to hibernate after being in such high gear.
So don't be hard on yourself. Be as kind to yourself as you are to everyone else!

Michael Rawluk said...

Prevention is better than cure. Our Christmas hike (without the blanket) was the best Christmas celebration ever.

Tierney said...

My poor Llama-Mama. I am going to bed now, but I will say a little prayer for you to feel as happy as Felix looks.

Muum said...

I had pre-Christmas overload, and I"m still catching up. I need to simplify things for next year, because I am beginning to dread Christmas, instead of enjoy it. so, no answers, just taking the oppty to whine along! hope you feel better soon.

tearese said...

sorry you're not feeling that great! I agree with everyone else. Get outside, even if its cold. Visit people. Write.

T and S said...

I hope the new year took care of it.

Happy new year to you...Thomas

hillary said...

That "Tearese" person said "go visit someone" That someone should be ME and I'll even cute your hair. You should mind that person. And ME

THe end.