Each winter, we grumble about the stress and mania that come with preparing for the holiday season. Yet it can also be one the biggest highlights of the year, and once the festivities are over, it’s perfectly normal to get a case of the post-holiday blues. Here are some simple ways to get over this psychological slump:
- Unplug from social media. Social media can be a good way to keep in touch with friends and loved ones in small doses. However, it can also consume far too much of your time, drain your energy, and be harmful for your mental health. Instead, spend some quality time living in the moment. Discovering new music artists and genres is a great way to regain some sanity and perspective.
- Get out of the house. Odds are you’ve spent a lot of the holidays sitting and standing at indoor parties and family gatherings—and, hopefully, lounging in your coziest house clothes and slippers. Getting some fresh air and light exercise is a great way to rejuvenate your mind and body. Plenty of people take to the woods or mountains, but even a simple walk downtown can work wonders.
- Set healthy mental and physical goals for the year. Instead of dwelling on the triumphs (or disappointments) of the year gone by, start making healthy plans for the bright new one at hand. Consider a new approach to eating and exercise habits, expanding your mind, adopting a new hobby, checking out a new local business, or meeting new people. The year is your oyster!
- Do something for yourself. Attending other people’s gatherings and hosting your own can take a lot out of you, especially if you’re an introvert or have to contend with tense family politics around the dinner table. Start the year off by checking in with yourself and determining what will make you feel happiest and most whole in the coming year. Consider taking a spa day, planning a getaway, or attending a local concert.
See Invigorating New Shows in 2023 at Main Street Crossing
You can kick off a fresh new year with concerts by Cody Canada (January 17th-18th), James Taylor tribute band Sweet Baby James (January 22nd), Ana Popovic (January 26th), and other phenomenal music artists in an intimate concert setting at Main Street Crossing. Click here to select shows and purchase tickets.
Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. This unique nonprofit in a historical venue hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, table service, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.
Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!