overcome the post vacation blues

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DaddyAdam
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overcome the post vacation blues

Postby DaddyAdam » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:19 pm

Many people who travel on vacation/holiday find themselves experiencing post-vacation blues, also known as post-vacation or post-travel depression. This condition is marked by an overall decrease in well-being and work productivity following a satisfying vacation. Having to get back into the routine of work, school, and daily life in general can be a source of distress, disorientation and discomfort. However unpleasant it may be, though, the post-vacation blues can be overcome with a little determination, some perspective, some insight on lessons learned from vacation, and a little self-care. What are your ideas on this topic?

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Richard Hawley » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:49 am

Adjust your sleep schedule ahead of time. Many travelers experience jet lag after traveling, especially if the trip crossed one or more time zones. Jet lag can affect your ability to sleep on a normal schedule, and that lack of sleep quality and/or quantity could contribute to feeling disoriented and depressed that your vacation is over.Get yourself re-acclimated to your home time zone by getting up and going to bed several hours earlier or later (depending on which way you're traveling) for several days before you plan on returning.Try to stick to your usual sleep schedule from home while on vacation, if at all possible. Staying on schedule can help make the transition back to your normal life a little easier.Avoid all alcohol and caffeine for at least three to four hours before you plan on going to bed.

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Albert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:59 pm

Exercise while you're on vacation. Having a workout routine that you stick to while you're traveling can help keep you in shape and reduce stress and fatigue. If you continue that workout regimen after you return from your trip your body will have a sense of physical stability. Exercise also releases endorphins, which can help fight depression as well.Exercising while you travel may seem daunting, but with a little planning it can be very easy to accommodate.Pack a pair of athletic shoes and some workout clothes, or put on your swimsuit and swim laps in the pool.

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Peter Parker » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:18 am

Schedule your return trip with a few days to acclimate. The hardest thing to adjust to when coming back from a trip is returning to your normal work/school schedule. However, if you give yourself a day or two to acclimate back to your normal routine, you can make that transition much easier.Even if you haven't crossed any time zones, it can be difficult to adjust to your day-to-day routine after the fun and spontaneity of a vacation.If at all possible, try to return to work on a Tuesday. That way you'll skip the hectic nature of a Monday workday and you'll only have a four-day week to return to.If you plan on resuming work on a Tuesday, make sure you return home on Saturday or Sunday at the latest.

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Mark007 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:53 am

Enjoy the experiences and memories you have. In many cases, changing the way you think about something can alter the way you feel about it, too. This type of cognitive shift may not happen overnight, but with regular practice you can change your frame of mind to appreciate the experiences you've had, rather than mourning the inevitable return to your daily life.Try to see the enjoyable moments of your trip as part of a lifelong series of new experiences and lasting memories.Be grateful that you had the chance to experience your vacation. Remember that many people cannot afford to travel or are limited by other life factors.

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Argo » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:20 pm

Many travelers experience jet lag after traveling, especially if the trip crossed one or more time zones. Jet lag can affect your ability to sleep on a normal schedule, and that lack of sleep quality and quantity could contribute to feeling disoriented and depressed that your vacation is over. :) Try to stick to your usual sleep schedule from home while on vacation, if at all possible. Staying on schedule can help make the transition back to your normal life a little easier.You should avoid all alcohol and caffeine for at least three to four hours before you plan on going to bed. Having a workout routine that you stick to while you are traveling can help keep you in shape and reduce stress and fatigue.

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Steven Tyler » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:20 pm

Introduce elements of your trip into your daily life. While you may not be able to jet set across the globe every week, you can incorporate some of the things you enjoyed into your home life. If you really enjoyed the cuisine on your trip, make a point of learning to cook dishes from that culture at home. If you loved hearing and speaking a foreign language, commit to taking language or culture classes at a local community college.By infusing your home life with elements of your trip, you can keep the excitement and sense of discovery alive wherever you live.

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Adam Levine » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:09 pm

Awwww noooo :( :( :( :( Tonight i am going to spend my vacation...hope it will be so much fun...And now i start thinking about what will happen when i come back home...will really have post vacation blues...People have different ways to cope with it...If you find yourself truly unhappy and unfulfilled when you're back at home, perhaps you're not just missing your vacation. Vacations are fun because they offer a break from the tedium and familiarity of life, but if you're miserable being at work or at home, you may want to consider making changes to feel happier. So just find something that will make you happy in a same way you were on your vacation :!: :D

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Natan Scot » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:12 am

I guess i am not one of those people, you know, cause i haven't felt it much. no i do understand that sometimes people can fee a bit tired cause they have spent a lot of time traveling and finding out new places. and perhaps when everything is over the feeling of absance or frustration can appear. fortunately i do not have such a proble. but if you have, i guess you do not stay at home al the time after a journey. try to hike or just walk long in order to do the trauma less painfull. however i do not think i am too objective ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: overcome the post vacation blues

Postby Daymont » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:50 pm

Hi everybody here) Having a workout routine that you stick to while you're traveling can help keep you in shape and reduce stress and fatigue. If you continue that workout regimen after you return from your trip your body will have a sense of physical stability. Exercising while you travel may seem daunting, but with a little planning it can be very easy to accommodate. Pack a pair of athletic shoes and some workout clothes, or put on your swimsuit and swim laps in the pool. The hardest thing to adjust to when coming back from a trip is returning to your normal work schedule. However, if you give yourself a day or two to acclimate back to your normal routine, you can make that transition much easier.


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