The presents have been opened, and the desserts have all been eaten — now what? The holiday aftermath is bittersweet. A time that was once laden with brilliant lights and filled with joyful noise is now calm and quiet. If you’re unsure which way to turn or what to do, there are a plethora of post-holiday activities to keep you feeling fulfilled.

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Take Care
You probably splurged a bit more than usual over these past four weeks — ate that extra piece of pie and stayed up late wrapping gifts, so now it’s time to self-care. Sip on a smoothie before you take on the day, reinstate your sleep regimen, or kick back with a good book. There are plenty of ways to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul to start the new year off right.

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Give Back
It’s not uncommon to give to those in need pre-holiday, but have you thought of doing so afterwards? While many are still basking in the glow of Christmas wonder, several others are not as fortunate. Serving dinner at a local soup kitchen is necessary every day of the year, as is reading to elementary school children. Giving back when it’s least expected is often when it’s most appreciated.

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DIY
Approximately 40 states in the US see snow each year – while accumulation varies, the likelihood of receiving at least one “snow day” is probable. Even if you dislike snow, who doesn’t love a day inside to relax, drink hot chocolate, and wear cozy pajamas? After the shoveling is through, a DIY activity is the perfect snow day pastime. Crafts are therapeutic, fun, and practical — not to mention, always in style. Check out Recycle, Re-love, our DIY series, for plenty of inspiration!

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