Hey! Happy 2010 Everybody!
I actually wrote this last year, but because it has been so well received, I decided to post it again! Must have struck a nerve with many readers!
This syndrome is defined as depression following holiday parties.
It has many names (Treatment is available) and is sometimes known as
POST PARTY-UM BLUES.
Onset begins 4-10 days after Christmas tree removal. You are at low risk if you have some but not all of these symptoms:
You have a family history of living in snow bound areas.
Sudden onset of snarky attitude and general melancholy.
Not remembering how dark the house is without Christmas lights.
Most, if not all of these symptoms of Winter-Dark-House Blues will be eliminated by implementing a non-specific commonsense home improvement project of any type. Do not deny the power of these Blues. Shop with an understanding friend who shares a similar experience and is good with color. There is help. There is hope.
However, CALL YOUR INTERIOR DESIGNER immediately if you experience any of the following high risk symptoms:
Thoughts of hurting your sofa.
Halucinations – Seeing colorful accessories that aren’t really there.
Having an uncontrollable desire to paint everything sun flower yellow.
Thoughts of completely destroying or eliminating a wall.
These are traumatic manifestations of Post Party-um Blues. If your symptoms are severe, last longer than an Iowa winter, or if you find yourself fixating on buying an ocean front condo in Costa Rica, then you must be treated by a professional interior designer. Therapy won’t work. Medication is useless. Googling Rosicrucian psychosensory incantations is definately out of the question, but –
TO CURE THE MOST HIDEOUS CASES:
Talk with your designer.
Schedule a house-call.
Make a plan and follow through with confidence.
See the light.
At the very least, buy one lamp!
There is absolutely no need for Post Party-um, Dark -Days -of -Winter Blues to envelop you. For more information on this debilitating syndrome contact your personal interior designer or . . . or call me!
Interior Designer/Phelan’s Interiors