So you just got home from the airport, blissfully exhausted from your vacation after a long week of fun in the sun. You toss your suitcase on the floor and curl up in your bed; not quite as comfy as the luxury resort’s, but it’ll do. You’re about to doze off into a peaceful slumber when suddenly it hits you: your vacation is actually over. You have work in the morning and it’s back to the daily grind.
Many adventurers find themselves suffering from a bad case of post-vacation blues when their trip finally comes to a close. After having such incredible experiences in exotic locales, it’s difficult to return to the relatively mundane aspects of day-to-day life (and we’ve expressed this notion before).
That’s why we love this carefully crafted list of twelve easy steps from Man Repeller’s Amelia Diamond to successfully ward off any post-vacation gloominess. Instead of spending your Mondays wishing that it was Friday, embrace the brief time period of the here and now. Find something to get excited about each and every day. For those days that you find yourself especially dreading, plan something with friends and family to remain in high spirits.
Plan something that requires a reservation for this weekend
It doesn’t have to be anywhere “trendy,” but put your name down at a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try or one that you heard was terrible and would like to make up your own mind about. The point is that you will have something to look forward to and somewhere to be.
It can be all too easy to spend your pre-vacation time wishing for the days to go by faster and your post-vacation time wallowing in sadness over its conclusion. But one day, you’ll look back on your boring Wednesday work days and wish that you had fully appreciated them. We simply don’t have enough time to only enjoy a fraction of our life.
What are some ways you ease back into your life at home following a fabulous trip? Sound off below.