All the good (and bad) emotions you’ll experience this Boxing Day

Alexandra Hourigan 25 December 2017 NEWS

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Ahhh Boxing Day. A whirlwind of emotions and lucky for you, we've listed them all so you can prepare yourself, because, well, you'll need to.

If there is one thing that gets me giddy with excitement it's Boxing Day sales. To be completely honest with you, it couldn't come at a better time straight after Christmas as I definitely need something that pulls me out of the post Christmas depression. However, it's important to note, this day is full of ups and downs and what better way to tackle this massive shopping day than preparing for all of them!

1. Sadness

I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets post Christmas depression. How are you supposed to just go from one day of presents, fun, food and drinks to just… nothing? Someone pass me the tissues.

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2. Realisation

Just when you thought this was the saddest day ever, you hear the euphoric ping of an email notification. What’s that? A Sale?

Light bulb moment.

Oh yeah! It’s boxing day sales, people!

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3. Will-Power

So you’re hungover? That’s no excuse to not reap the incredible benefits of Boxing Day. Pick yourself up soldier and get in there. This is not a battle. This. Is. War.

Get your wallet, get your keys and get to those shops!

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4. Frustration

One word.

Parking.

If Satan had a spawn, it would be parking on a busy shopping day. Do yourself a favour and catch public transport. That or just shop online.

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5. Patience

Look, I know it’s retail assistant's job to help and they have to come and say hello. But do I need four different employees to fake smile at me whilst trying to force products into my change room? No. No, I don’t.

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6. Euphoria

Look at all these sales! Whether you start seeing love hearts or dollar signs, it simply doesn’t matter. Get ready, cause you’re so happy and about to shop till you drop.

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7. Tiredness

Well crap, this is actually tiring. You’re feet may hurt, you may be out of breath and you may have been whacked in multiple body parts by other people’s bags. This is more effort than you’ve put in at the gym this whole year but it’s totally worth it.

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8. Confusion

There are always moments in life when we are tested. For instance, when someone decides to return 15 items and holds up the line or when people decide the use a change room for 5 hours for reasons unknown.

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9. Sadness (again)

You look around and all the Christmas decorations are still up. Santa’s photo chair no longer has Santa and Mariah Carey isn't playing on the speakers anymore. You do your best to not get upset that there’s now a whopping 364 days till Christmas again but it’s okay to cry sometimes. We do too.

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10. Smugness

Guess who just got their New Years Eve dress and shoes all for 50% off? You did.

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11. Disappointment

OKAY, why are the only good things left in a size 6 or 24? I’m a good person and I definitely don’t deserve this.

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12. Unhinged

You haven’t eaten in hours, you’ve been waiting in this cue for what feels like forever and you’re starting to laugh for no apparent reason. You’re cool as a cucumber (not really).

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13. Shock

I mean, you knew there was going to be sales but you didn't think they were going to be THIS good. Savings are everywhere and it's not a bad thing. Not a bad thing at all.

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14. Joy

Shoppers high is a real thing and I won't hear a damn word that says otherwise. Whether you're clicking check out or picking up your store bag, there is definitely a joyous feeling when it comes to shopping and it's 100% heightened on boxing day.

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