The Holidays Drained My Energy

@bingskee (5237)
Philippines
January 3, 2012 8:56am CST
The holiday season, because of commercialization, can become so tiring. Before and after, it required of me a lot of my strength and effort. Tradition can be so annoying at times but seeing those little children receiving the wrapped gifts with joy in their eyes, makes the heart warm and light. Seeing the adult relatives, too, warms the heart. Before Christmas came, my nephews and nieces, together my sisters came. I have not seen them for a long time. It was exciting. I think the part seeing relatives again that I have not seen for long is the best part of the whole tiring occasion. Did the holidays drained your energy, too?
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17 responses
• India
4 Jan 12
I feel the same dear I feel that my vacation days are much tiring. I used to spent my time with my friends and cousins to have fun. Making and enjoying fun is really nice and I love it but the thing is that I feel very tired especially at night time.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
i have recovered from it all. i guess i am back to my old perky self again. the time i wrote this, i felt really so spent and tired.
• India
7 Jan 12
Is vacation over now ?
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
yep, back to work!
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I didn't do Christmas this year. No tree, no family, I just couldn't do it.There was nothing
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
that is sad. wonder why.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
5 Jan 12
I think sometimes we just lose hope for awhile and choose not to participate in life. Sometimes people recover and come back and sometimes they don't. I think it is too early to tell with me. I guess time will tell.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
hi, Trensue. what a cute alias. i understand that there are many factors that contribute to disappointments that can lead to severe depression. but i do believe that the answer always lies to the individual. there is no other driver in our lives but us. it is always a matter of choice. in fact, as i have been saying repeatedly, happiness is a choice. hope you'll find someone here in mylot who could be a regular buddy to communicate to regularly. mylot has done wonders to some.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 12
Bingskee, hope you have a happy and wonderful celebration with your family recently. Indeed, i do feel quite tiring after the recent holiday celebration. Because i need to help out with the preparation of food when my relatives comes over to my home to celebrate the recent new year celebration. The most joyful moment is that i am able to meet my long distance relatives as well, during this recent celebration. So, for me, i am still quite satisfied although i had drained my energy during this occasion.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
i did! i enjoyed the moments, the bonding times. it is satisfying but draining.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 12
Never mind, after a few days of rest, i am sure you will be back cheerful and active like usual again. Lets plan more family gatherings, for this coming years.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
yes, planning for family activities is a good thing.
@inertia4 (27385)
• United States
6 Jan 12
Yes the holidays did drain me, but I loved every minute of it. It was all worth it. I know it's lots of work and preparation, but like you said, seeing the faces of everyone opening their gifts it priceless. Especially the kids.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
i love every minute of those celebrations and bonding times, too! happy new year to you!
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@inertia4 (27385)
• United States
9 Jan 12
Happy New Year to you. Lets all enjoy 2012.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 12
Nope, I had a nice rest...
• India
4 Jan 12
Don't you enjoy vacation ? How do you do at you vacations ?
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
hi, dawnald. how did the Christmas celebration go?
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Yes, even though i wish for an extended vacation. We went to a two way trip because we spent our Christmas in our grandparent;s house and then came back to our own house for the New Year. add to that the preparation for the festivities and some nagging to have some new appliance i n our home. My mother dragged me to a spring cleaning project on both houses so I'm really really tired. In addition, i have to help her in cooking the fest. On top of that, I was given work during the holidays . I enjoy the celebrations but I am more inclined to work than join the revelry. Almost all of cousins are also working so I just got connected to them via chatting or texting. My parents despaired at the notion of me working during the holidays but I just can't pass up the opportunity. I mean, it's good time management to celebrate with family and still get some work on the side.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
oh, the cleaning! i wish i had a magic wand to do all of them before all those celebrations came. i will never work on a holiday, dear. never!
4 Jan 12
I think holidays are not tiring to them who has enthusiasm and lot of energy and excitement to rome to the new places. i have romed many places but my energy never drained off because i have excitement that i will to know about that place which i have never went,I will meet my relatives who far away from us and meeting after a long time. I spent my holidays in historic places,amusement park,holidays with friends etc.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
well, the young ones can walk and go to places and do a lot of things without getting tired. the young once will not be able to hold on for long surely.
• India
4 Jan 12
holidays do not drained my energy infact they rejuvenates me and fill my life with every colour of rain bow. meeting long list of relatives in the best experience if the holidays i am having...cheers
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
good for you. i agree they kind of rejuvenate people.
@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
yes, it can drain an energy because of so many things that are happening, and we have to do..after the holiday season i always feel tired and out of energy but i try my best to get going again...sometimes, i missed the this time of giving, being with family, and all that stuff..i love that part of this holiday season..very tiring but kind of sad when it ends but we must move on...
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
it is the season of giving and being together. i would always want to have them and experience the joy of being with the loved ones, with the kins, and with friends. though it can drain a whole lot of my energy.
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Happy new year! Fortunately for me, it wasn't drained that much. The very thing that stresses me out during the holidays is preparing for several Christmas parties, especially those with themes. There are a lot of people everywhere. It's hard to move, it takes long to find a cab. Good thing though that I leave 15 minutes walk away from one of the malls so I just walk when I see the very long queues in the taxi bay. To lessen the stress, I made sure I reserve tickets for my trip going home and coming back to where I work. I spent the New Year break at home and it can get a little stressful but fun. At the last minute, I decided to buy assorted candies and chocolates and placed them in small plastic bags for the kids who will be coming over during New Year's day. And you're right, it warms the heart when you see children very happy with whatever they receive. Oh, to be a kid again! Overall though, I would say that my energy wasn't super drained. I still had some left to be able to travel back and go to work on the 2nd.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
oh, good for you. i have to drag my body to get away from the bed on the second day of January. ha ha i say it is fun seeing them all, especially the kids. it is amazing to see how the others have grown. wonderful!
@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Opening a Christmas gift - One of the joys of the Christmas season
Well yes! How could it not when it was really such a busy, busy holiday season to me. I did a lot of home cleaning and decorating. I did a lot shopping and gift wrapping. I attended and also hosted a lot of parties and did a lot of talking,laughing and eating. We went to a lot of places and did a lot of walking and picture taking. I did a lot of marketing and lot of cooking. I received lots of guests, gave out lots of gifts and received lots of gifts in return and opening them seemed never-ending. It was such an energy-draining holiday season for me indeed. Nevertheless, the joy it brought to me is overwhelming and enough to keep me going and looking forward to next Christmas season.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
ha ha oh, no, not another Christmas season soon. like you, i did a lot of those you mentioned, too. i have to admit that they all gave warmth to my heart.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
The holidays did not drain my energy. It sure was not like the other celebrations i have had, it was not very meaningful too because it was when i had to be alone and reflect and just find peace.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
had to be alone on Christmas day? what a drag. happy new year, chiyosan!
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
The thing I hated most about it was that the traffic everywhere was so overwhelming! It was as if everybody was out there in a rush and panic-buying for gifts! It was so hard hailing a vacant taxi. I normally taxi from my day job to my house so I could get some sleep before I taxi to my night job, and it was terrible during December. So, I got very little sleep during that month. And, I see that things are different now, because my route is free of that traffic and I can get a cab easier now. I did not go home for the holidays, so, I was spared the stress of spending them with all my relatives. But I was glad that my parents and little brother were here with me. New year, I did not go home, either, but my other brother and his family and my mom were here. And, it was more than enough for me.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
hi, gloryacam. happy new year! true, the traffic gives so much stress. we shopped earlier so we didn't have to suffer much, but there are little traffics here and there that are unavoidable. good that you have your loved ones with you during the holidays.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
3 Jan 12
Anything that involves financial stress is always physically draining for me. It's hard to spread the spirit of Christmas when there is only so much to go around. Yet, I'm thankful that we're through it. Even though some of the effects (credit card bills) are still to be realized. Hopefully we get all caught up before the next holiday comes.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
true! the thought of the need to have money and what to buy, or how to spend, are so stressful! the holidays are so commercialized. i hope we can all plan better (financially) next time.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
3 Jan 12
i have health issues so i found my self exhausted after CHristmas. fortunately, i had the week off between Christmas and new years and instead of going out on new years eve, our daughter was sick so we stayed home which was really nice.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
i have health issues, too, and is hypertensive. we do not have help in the house. we try to make do of whatever we have, and with every help each member of the family can do.
• United States
3 Jan 12
I do not do a whole lot during the holidays anymore. I did get to go to my sister's house and see all my siblings. And we did go to my mom's house on Christmas eve. It was nice, as you said, to see everyone. I have kind of tried to slow things down that time of year and not be so active. It seems to help me enjoy them more without getting so tired!
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
one day, i am going to do that, macdingolinger!
@thesids (22363)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Jan 12
Dear Ms. Bingskee B'lated wishes for a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2012. well, the holidays werent that tiring this time. I had nowhere to go and stayed at home and my wife too did not have any holidays. So it was quite a boring week for me. But now after all that ended up, I dont know why I feel lazy and dull. Is it the eagerness that ended with the arrival of this year 2012 or anything else... not yet sure
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
good for you, thesids. the holiday season is so tiring but it is always good to see the relatives and friends again.