Post Holiday blues is something that you feel once you have spent an amazing vacation on a far away land and then have to return to your everyday life.
Believe me, its traumatic. The pictures have been uploaded, the stories have been told, and suitcases have been unpacked. Now you have a nostalgia trip. You reminisce about that wonderful vacation, and somehow reality becomes a troublesome task.
Say hello to feelings of sadness, being lost and feeling low all the time.
Here are some effective ways of returning back to your everyday life. In other words- recovery from Post Holiday Blues.
- HELP YOUR BODY GET USED TO THE NORMAL ROUTINE:
You may be jetlagged or used to a certain climate. Your sleep and waking patterns change drastically when on a vacation. Take some time out to adjust to your regular routine
- MAKE A LIST OF THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
Returning to work may get a little tedious if you write down all the exciting things that are coming up. You can also look forward to taking up new classes or courses in photography or cooking. Anything that caught your attention while you were on the trip. This will help you deviate from the gloomy feelings
- ALLOW YOURSELF THE TIME TO MOVE ON:
Give yourself time. Think about the vacation, the happy days, the relaxed period. Revisit those memories, discuss them. Time heals you know
- THINK ABOUT HOW YOUR VACATION ADDED VALUE TO YOUR LIFE:
Think about that time when the digital world was not constantly beeping through some amazing moments of your life. Think about those feelings of tranquility and peace you felt sitting on the beach. Pick up some good things from your vacation and try incorporating them in your life. Create a digital free time or a free time for introspection
- MAKE A TRAVELOGUE:
Recreate the holiday magic through a photo album, photo collage or a detailed blog or write-up about your trip. Mention your experiences and feelings. Relive all those moments once again that are now somewhere frozen in time
- SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS:
This will help you feel good and positive all over again. Being around your loved ones and discussing your amazing vacation is always a great idea. Who knows, maybe new plans will crop up
- STAYING CONNECTED TO THE WORLD OF TRAVEL:
So what if the trip is over, your fascination doesn’t end there. Read up on places that you would like to visit in the future. Read up on cool festivals and other things that happen all around the world. Follow a travel blog or subscribe to a travel magazine
- TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:
Don’t let the sadness get to you. Eat healthy, stay hydrated and go out more often. Soak in all the sunshine and fresh air as much as you can
- PLAN ANOTHER HOLIDAY:
This is our most favorite alternative and I am sure you all must agree. Planning another vacation always helps. Though you must maintain a fine line between drifting completely into a dream world and managing your real life. But planning a new holiday gives you hope and immense joy
So, now you know how to deal with the post holiday blues. Try these out next time and let us know what worked for you.