We’ve all been there. You spend weeks planning a much needed vacation to your dream destination and in the blink of an eye, it’s over. The post vacation blues set in. Post travel depression is a very real thing compounded if you are returning to a mediocre job or any other less than perfect things going on in your life.
While we travel, we are often our best versions of ourselves. We are happy, relaxed, (this can be debated depending on what you are doing and where you are) and away from the mundane tasks of everyday life. We are typically more active, and in ideal settings. It’s no wonder when we return home we find ourselves in a funk that can last for weeks.
I feel this way every time I come home from a trip that I have spend weeks and even months looking forward to. I had that returning to a less than ideal job scenario. On top of that add a history of depression and it can make for an incredibly hard transition back to real life.
There are things I have found that help me get back into the groove. You have to give yourself a bit of time to adjust. After all, you did not plan your trip overnight, give yourself a break and the time to recover. The good news is, that it can take going on that dream trip and having such a life changing experience, that it can be a motivator to make some much needed changes in your life!
I have 5 ways to conquer the post vacation blues:
Returning to normal life after a fabulous vacation takes time so give yourself a break. Those around you have probably been there themselves, so you are not alone. Post vacation blues is a real legit thing. It’s OK and no need to feel guilty.
I almost forgot my most important tip-you can always begin planning your next trip!! It’s never too soon and you can never be too prepared! 😉