posted on January 02, 2014 16:00 by
Today I thought was going to be the first day back to work for most people and I knew the mood would be bleak like the bad weather because it happens like clockwork every year, after a two month Christmas escape break but even I am shocked this year at how low the energy levels feel and hardly anyone is back to work.
It is times like today, when you feel let down like a burst balloon inside and look like a blown up balloon on the outside, that you must once and for all remember to stick to your New Year resolutions and vows to never touch a drop of booze again, right the way through the end of the year. I opted out this year and worked on my dream business instead except for a family lunch on Christmas day, lovingly prepared by my Brother in law, a great chef, so the food was excellent. He made me a vegetarian Christmas lunch experience with amazing pumpkin delights and it was festive enough to enjoy once a year with Christmas pudding and a few mince pies to end the day. I calculated without alcohol even the healthy, controlled indulgence Christmas lunch was almost two thousand calories, this to me being enough of a good reason to keep Christmas to one day only.
It has been shocking standing on the side-lines and watching through social media, how people have behaved during the build-up, the so called big event and the aftermath of New Year, going from foreplay at the start, ending in one almighty anti-climax at the end, and today you would think it was the end of the world. The reality is, Christmas like Easter, Valentines and summer holidays are there to help guide you through your life, a bit like a life timetable made up by big brands, marketing machines and greedy business to make you spend money you don't always have.
I must say because I have observed not participated at all this year, I have never conformed to tradition, the human condition and particularly hate Christmas and New Year anyway, the world seems to have gone completely mad, suffering from status anxiety and consumerism fever. Overindulging, over drinking and spending money you don't have on a credit card, is why today the world is in deep depression, at home under the duvet, curtains closed holding on to the very last remnants of the longest most over rated holiday on the planet.
The only people having fun in the tropical sun without a care in the world right now because they are on a well-deserved, in their minds holiday, paid for by you, are people like retail giant Sir Philip Green Top Shop and X Factor boss Simon Cowell. So recognize even if you had all their money you would still be unhappy and depressed today. After all both Philip Green and Simon Cowell cannot survive, just like you, if you stop buying in, so both now must rest, then strategize how to fight hard to get flagging retail sales and TV ratings back on track to help pay for another luxury holiday next Christmas. No rest for the wicked.