Outfit rundown: shirt - Spin Doctor (previously featured here) / jumperskirt - custom made / headband - DIY.
One thing I hate about after-holiday is the feeling of boredom.
Somehow, it looks like everybody agrees that once the Winter break is over, there is no room for fun on daily life. Most people takes all the beauty of the season (bright colours, parties, elegance and anything vaguely interesting), put it on a chest, and throws the key until next year. That´s it. No more excitement ´till next December.
I never understood that kind of attitude, to be honest.
Ok, yes, I KNOW we all feel a bit depressed after holiday (or VERY depressed, if like me, you must spend two hours a day in your way to work) but I´ve always thought that part of this seasonal depression comes from the perspective of no-partying-at-all we all get caught in. I hate that. I mean, raise your hand if you do think that the world is a place gloomy enough without all that "fun is over" attitude.
No, I am not telling you to ignore all your responsibilities and jump to the first crazy adventure you can imagine. After all, we are not living inside Alice in Wonderland (what a pity...). But I believe there is space enough in our lives for both, duties and fantasy, so I try to add a pinch of salt to everyday. It´s not that difficult if you think it, you just need to spend some little time indulging yourself with a pleasurable activity:
reading a book, watching a film, having a small walk, cooking something you like...
I am sure you get it.
This week, I was feeling a bit sad and grey myself after coming back from Spain.
When I realized I had no real reason to have such a negative reaction, I started focusing on the details, and once again I perceived I don´t really need that much to be happy.
So on Sunday morning I dressed up a bit like Alice Kingsleigh and prepared my own Mad Hatter´s tea at home with The Gentle One, who is always glad to eat some chocolate cupcakes and watch some crazy movies with me while discussing a bit about nonsense.
Because who says you need to act like a boring adult everyday?
So tell me darlings, how do you fight post-vacation blues?