Back to work and feeling blue? Don’t be down in the dumps, check out these handy tips for beating the post-vacation blues and re-find your happy place!
Staring out of a rainy office window daydreaming of sandy beaches and far-off adventures is not fun. I’ve been there.
Coming back from vacation can be tough.
Your everyday life hits you in the face with a sharp slap and your next vacation seems a lifetime away.
But don’t be glum! Check out these 10 tips for beating the post-vacation blues and re-find your happy place!
1. Break up Your Routine
Take a new route to work, go somewhere new for lunch, anything to break out of the monotony that’s making you miserable.
2. Do a Day Trip
Taking a road trip to someplace new can give you that same feeling of adventure and discovery as flying to the other side of the world. Brilliant!
3. Take up a New Hobby
Whether it’s language classes, painting or pottery, taking up a new hobby will inject something fresh and new into your life and distract you from your boredom.
4. Frame Your Photos
Don’t focus on how sad you are to be home, rejoice in the good times. Frame your travel photos, reminisce about your trip and take a mental trip back to vacation happiness.
5. Treat Yourself
A massage, new shoes, a big steak… Treat yourself to something nice, a sure-fire way to make you feel good.
6. Make a Grateful List
Remind yourself of all the great things in your life. Actually make a list - it’ll leave you feeling incredibly grateful and perhaps even a little spoilt.
7. Book Another Trip
Sure you probably spent a bomb on the last vacation but have a look around for some cheap flights and book a little trip. It’ll give you a fixed date of something exciting to look forward to.
8. Write a Travel Article
Channel your love of traveling into something positive and write up an article about your trip. You might even get published, now that WOULD be cool!
9. Throw a Party
Organizing a fun party for all your friends and family will surround you with all your favorite people and remind you how great it is to be home.
10. Make a Travel Wish List
Write down all the places in the world that you’re burning to get to. Use the Web for inspiration if you need it.
Focusing your travel objectives might lead to unexpected opportunities to fulfill your dreams, you just never know!
Suffering from the post-vacation blues right now? Got more tips for bouncing back? Post up your comments below, we want to hear from you!
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