Whether you love the holidays or dread the holidays, the end of the year can leave many people feeling emotionally drained and exhausted. Perhaps you love spending time with family over the holidays and now that you are back home, or your holiday guests have left, you feel like you’ve crashed after riding the emotional high being surrounded by loved ones. On the other hand, you may feel drained after dealing with the drama and stress that can come with spending time with family and/or friends who may not always be welcoming or supportive. Either way, it can seem like you are starting the new year feeling tired, sad, exhausted or uninspired and at a loss for how to make a good start to 2017.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had many conversations with people about the inauguration of the new President and the recent actions taken by his administration, and there appears to be a common thread in those conversation. Whether they are supporters of the new administration or not it seems that in this time of transition, many people are experiencing some worries about how changes in Washington, DC. will affect them. I’m not going to get into politics, but I think this brings up something that is worth addressing, the anxiety that is often triggered by change.