We know many of you are back from an amazing vacation celebrating Christmas and New Years in some beautiful location. Memories that last for a lifetime are created with our loved ones in these vacations and are cherished forever. While these vacations are the best times to forget all our worries, relax and rejuvenate, we have to unwillingly get back to our routine life once the holiday is over. After an exciting start to new years, all of you guys must be trying to cope with going back to work and also trying to get over the post-vacation hangover. The holiday excitement that began right at the moment you start planning, till you board your flight back home is still lingering somewhere around making you feel the vacation blues. So, in order to help you all overcome these vacation hangover we are sharing a couple of tips, which I might help you guys to get back to the normal routine pretty easily
Avoid the jet lag
While the long duration flights might be tiresome, jet lags can be even worse. It can cause major weakness to your body as you might have traveled to and from different time zones, plus all the vacation fatigue will be catching up once your home. Do get ample of rest and keep yourself hydrated to overcome the fatigue.
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Plan your next vacation
Keeping yourself motivated helps one in many different ways and hence once we are back from our vacation, we immediately start planning or dreaming for the next trip even though it might be months after. Discussing and planning for our next destination, making some research on the place where we want to go next helps us reduce the vacation blues.
Take it slow
You need not rush into your work life immediately once you are back home, rather than that take a day or two to get back to work and stay at home. Although vacations are super fun, sometimes it can be exhausting too, so taking some time off will help you to regain the energy and start with a fresh and happy mind rather than dreading about going back to work immediately after a fabulous holiday.
Sort through your travel pictures and videos
All thanks to the current technologies, we can now capture hundreds of pictures and record minutes long videos without worrying about the storage space. But if these pictures are not sorted, transferred and stored in a backup all the memories created will be gone. Sorting the pictures makes us go through them and helps us in reminiscing the happy memories, killing the vacation hangover we go through.
Do not compare
It is a common human tendency to compare the vacation destination or country with our own hometown/ country. Remember the grass is always greener on the other side! Hence, these comparisons will only result in depressing us furthermore, making us yearn to live in the beautiful country we just visited.
Unpack and Reorganise
When we are back from our vacation be it long or short, leaves us with the task of unpacking and sorting through the mess we left back home before we went on a holiday. Instead of being lazy and pushing the task away, do some reorganizing and cleaning, which will make you feel happy to be home. Do your holiday laundry no matter how tedious it is, thus slowly bringing yourself back to regular routine.
Detox and workout
Who could resist themselves from eating all those delicious local food or indulging in calorie-rich while on vacation? No one can and one shouldn’t as well. After enjoying all the local food during the vacation, it is a good idea to detox at home for a couple of days. Cook simple and healthy meals at home and avoid being lazy and ordering the food from the restaurants. Do some simple workouts at home or take small walks around the neighborhood or in a near park to keep your mind fresh and focused.
Catch up with family and friends
Since you are taking some time off from work, it’s a good idea to call in or visit your family and friends and narrate all your holiday experiences with them. Share all the beautiful memories with your dear ones, for in the end holiday season is all about spreading love and happiness all around you!
We hope our tips were helpful for you guys to overcome your vacation hangover and do let us know if you have any other useful tips to handle vacation hangovers in the comment below.