How to beat post-holiday blues – The Travel Hack

How to overcome the post-vacation blues - Travel Hacks

Summer vacation is coming to an end and many of us are returning to work after a wonderful vacation. We all love going on vacation, but the recession that inevitably follows can cause a real case of post-holiday blues.

That’s why we’ve created a checklist of tips to help you re-energize as you readjust to life at home!

Combating jetlag

We love flying to far-flung places to experience exotic cultures. However, these flight distances can quickly lead to severe jet lag. It may take some time to overcome jet lag, but you can speed up the process by doing the following:

Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated after your flight. A Daily Telegraph article on airplane health says humidity levels in airplanes typically reach just 20%, compared to the normal humidity of 40-70% in the air around us. This shows that.

Readjust your sleep patterns by waking up and waking up at normal times depending on your current time zone. It may be tough, but it’s worth a few sleepy days to get back to normal faster. If you still have trouble sleeping, make sure you have a bed of the right size and quality, like the ones listed on his website at Bedstar.

Jet lag can also negatively affect your appetite. So, just like your sleep, try to adapt your food intake to the new time zone as soon as possible. However, make sure the portion size is small and the fat content is not too high.

Mental relaxation and stimulation

After taking care of your body, it’s time to focus on your mind. Although we often spend months mentally preparing for a trip abroad, few of us think about how we will spend our time once we return home. So try some of these ideas:

Unpack and organize. It may feel like the last thing you want to do when you walk in the back door, but unpacking your belongings and throwing everything in the washing machine allows your brain to slowly process the reality that you’re home. It’s a physical activity. Easily tidying up your home will make it feel newer, fresher, and more comfortable.

please take it easy. Holiday pay means you’ll often be back to work right away, but if possible, take extra time off to relax at home. Do something fun locally so you’re not too shocked to be back.

Get into the holiday spirit. Use your beautiful holiday memories as a way to liven up your home with a new color scheme or exotic furniture, or rejuvenate your brain by learning a foreign language. Print out holiday photos and fill your walls with memories.

How to overcome the post-vacation blues - Travel Hacks


Keep in touch

The people you meet on holiday may become lifelong friends. People talk about whirlwind holiday romances, but you can also form whirlwind holiday friendships where you bond with people right away. Make sure you keep in touch from the beginning. If you don’t, you’ll soon lose contact. Make plans to meet close to home and remember your holidays!

Start planning your next holiday

And finally, there’s no better cure for post-vacation blues than to start planning your next vacation. Make it bigger, better, more adventurous, more stylish, and more exciting than the last time and you’ll be over the blues in no time!

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