I’m back off my Disney Cruise and life at home and work doesn’t quite compare to living on the Disney Magic. After counting down to a holiday for so long, I always come home feeling a little bit empty. Of course there are all the happy memories to look back on, but what next?
I get this after every holiday, so I’m used to dealing with it. Here are my top tips to get over the post-holiday blues.
- Throw yourself into everyday life
Are you at uni? Working? You’ll have had some time away on holiday, so there is usually a lot to catch up on. By putting your effort into doing a great job on your latest projects, you’re channeling your effort into something that is super productive. The sense of achievement at a good job done will be great, and take your mind off your holiday.
- Make lots of plans at home
Is there something you love doing in everyday life? No matter if that’s an evening going swimming, curling up with a movie in bed, or going to see a show, make some time to do something you love. Doing this always reminds me why I love living in London. Since coming home from my cruise, I’ve been to see Evita and I’ve got more tickets for a show next week.
- Treat yourself
Great things happen at home, too! Order yourself your favourite takeaway on a Saturday night, or follow my lead and book lots of theatre tickets. Be kind to yourself in your first few weeks back after your holiday.
- Look after yourself and get healthy
Endorphins are a magical thing. Everyone tends to put on a few pounds after a holiday as it’s not a proper trip unless you’re feasting on the local dishes. But now it’s back to eating like a normal person. Those few extra pounds will be gone after a few visits to the gym, and the happy feeling after working out will give you a big boost.
- Book your next holiday!
Nothing can cure the post-holiday blues like booking another trip. Get the countdown going again with a trip booked far in advance. Even if you’ve got a few hundred days to wait, that means you’ve got lots of planning time. Booking a new trip not possible right now? Try counting down to a family event, Christmas, or a birthday. You’ll find that there’s lot to look forward to on the horizon.
I hope that helps you with your post-holiday blues! I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments. I think I need some more tips myself!