If you’re contemplating breaking an Fixed Deposit to book your next holiday even before you finish the one you’re on, then you’re displaying all the symptoms of post vacation blues. What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a real thing that hits unsuspecting travelers at the end of a holiday when they return to the trials and tribulations of that thing called ‘life’. Here are some tips to help you get back to the real world after a dream holiday and get you out of blah mode.
Slot an Adjustment Day
Stretching your holiday till the very last minute is only natural. However, getting back a day early and using that time to unpack, run errands and relax in your space will work wonders for your mood. It’ll put you in a better frame of mind to tackle all that comes your way.
Get Back on Track
Ironically, the fastest way to get rid of post vacation blues is to go back to the very routine you ran away from. Let the fact that you need to work to earn money to be able to fund your next holiday be a motivating force to go in to the office and give it your all.
Re-evaluate your Habits
A holiday is a good time to introspect on your habits. Adopt a healthy lifestyle – eat and sleep well – and also think about cutting down on your vices. Look at this way, the money you save can go in to your next holiday fund!
Start a Personal Diary
Put down all your thoughts on paper or the internet! Reflect on how you felt while on holiday, your experiences, your pictures…share this with family and friends to partially show off about what a good time you had but to also to be able to go back to it when you’re having a bad day.
Find Fun Things to Do
A holiday is a great way to relax and unwind but you can have an equally good time closer to home once you figure out what gives you happiness. Find fun things to do like reading a book, cooking a meal or meeting old friends.
Plan Your Next Holiday
The absolute best way to overcome post vacation blues is to plan your next holiday. Align your goals to work towards making it happen. Do research on your destination, price shop tickets and hotels and connect with other travelers on the internet to plan the perfect itinerary. Once you have your goal in sight, there’s going to be no stopping you!
Author: Devika Khosla
With the inability to sit still, she’s always going ‘somewhere’. Foodie, spa junkie, animal lover and traveler. That’s Devika’s story.