How to feel less blah after the holidays

Jan 4, 2022

by Roxane Gagnon

It's my return to work today and let me tell you, I feel like a block of cheese with my eyes in the same hole.

I made an effort to move every day during my vacation, but my energy is still lacking and I would have clearly stayed in bed all day. I want to thank my coffee and my smoothie for their support, my heroes.

How do you snap out of this post-holiday funk? Here's what helped me out today:


I received a Sephora gift card for Christmas and I ordered the Rub-A-Dub Refining Exfoliating Gel from Saturday skin. Like magic, my order arrived today! The exfoliator removes dead skin – like you see it bunching up. It's really satisfying. It felt like my skin was saying: bye bye 2021. I'm sure a mask would have been good too, but I was too afraid to receive an invitation for a zoom meeting...


I recently found a Flambette candle that I had put aside since it was a little too wintery and I fell in love with it all over again. I'm really surprised that I didn't finish it last winter, but hey. Apple + spice was able to make my nose do a happy dance and make my return to work less painful. P.S. @Flambette; are you going to bring Apple+spice back next winter? Asking for a friend…


I already mentioned it above, my drinks really helped me! I made myself a little espresso and a super simple banana, oat milk and peanut butter smoothie. If you're a fan of Queer Eye, the gorgeous Antoni uses almond butter instead of peanut butter and he adds cinnamon. There are, of course, a million possible combos, treat yourself! Remember to also drink water as if it was part of your job description.


To end this brutal return to work, I'm going to a hot yoga class when when I'm done. I feel so refreshed (but I really don't look fresh, I swear) after a yoga class. In my opinion, moving our body allows us to reset. Followed by a shower, dinner, sleep and dreaming about the weekend!

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