How to Beat the Post Holiday Blues

Whether you’ve been on a summer holiday, a weekend away or an impromptu trip abroad we all get the horrible holiday blues upon our return, it might be on the journey home or once you step foot in the door but don’t worry I’m here to share my tips to banish those cruddy feelings or just take your mind off being back to the everyday.

1. Unpack ASAP! I used to live out my suitcase for about a week after I got back from holiday (don’t panic I always did my washing though) but found that it’s really therapeutic to just get everything out, put it in its place and get that bulky luggage out of your sight, because a big suitcase don’t half take up a lot of space! 
2. Chat about your holiday, share your snaps! Everyone loves showing people their holiday photos and there are so many ways to do it these days, facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so make people jealous of your trip! I find a good “I’m home” phone call to your mum or best friend really helps and they can fill you in on anything interesting that happened while you were away.
3. If you are still not back at work for a few days, relax, don’t give yourself too much to do, if like me you tend to be a sofa sloth then catch up on some TV or watch your fave DVD. Also try and get early nights because at least when you do get back to work you’re not fighting off the sleep monster as well as trying to get back into the swing of things.

4. Activities. If you are someone who loves being busy then plan some fun things to do in the coming weeks, if that’s exercise then get back into it by signing up to a new class. you could meet up with friends or family for afternoon tea somewhere, which kills two birds with one stone, you’re out of the house and chatting about your time away.
5. Plan your next trip! Yes that’s right, begin thinking about your next holiday! It might not be until the following year or it could be a few months down the line but getting excited for some more time away always replaces the blues with excitement!

Even before we’d left Hungary me and G decided to plan our trip back next year which I’m super excited for as we want a 2 week holiday to soak up that beautiful Balaton sun.

Do you have you any tips for banishing the holiday blues? 
Georgia x

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12 Comments

  1. 24th September 2015 / 11:01 pm

    I love this post. Ive not long been back from Turkey and I'm missing it already 🙁 xxxx

  2. 25th September 2015 / 3:13 am

    Booking our next trip is how we get over the holiday blues. It's good to have something to look forward to 🙂

  3. 25th September 2015 / 5:31 am

    I think unpacking quickly is vital to avoid the post holiday blues. As it happens, I once lived out of a suitcase for three weeks after returning from a trip! Great suggestions and enjoy your journey back to Hungary next year. It's a lovely country.

  4. 25th September 2015 / 6:55 am

    After a wonderful holiday in the sun the last thing you want to do is come back to a cold, wet England and trust me I hate the cold. Your tips are a great way of combating holiday blues.

  5. 25th September 2015 / 7:02 am

    The worst bit of the hol is coming back home and then going back to work, great tips!

  6. 25th September 2015 / 10:38 pm

    I always unpack within a day of coming back because I hate just seeing my suitcase laying there. I've always got a tripped booked because I love having something to look forward to. x

  7. 26th September 2015 / 9:05 am

    Great advice, especially about booking the next trip. I love doing just that! It keeps me going and it's something to look forward to and countdown to. x

  8. 26th September 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Great tips. I struggle to unpack immediately. It takes me like 3 days.

  9. 27th September 2015 / 3:48 pm

    So many good ideas! Now were back from Mexico I'm in a little bit of a slump. I need more holidays to look forward to. My feet are already itchy!
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