Holidays are that time of the year when everything feels special and warm. If you are heading home for the holidays then nothing beats the joy of meeting family and being in the company, doing the things you have always loved. As special as this time may be, it eventually comes to an end. Despite the good time we may have had, instead of feeling refreshed we just dread going back to work. The post-holiday blues at times kills the outcome of a good vacation. But a few hacks to beat them and make the best of them can go a long way.
As much we like to squeeze the maximum out of our granted leaves, even if that means taking an early flight to attend work on the same day, it mostly leaves us feeling tired. It is best to come back a day earlier to give yourself a buffering time before you get back to work. It takes off all your traveling blues and the recurrent post-holiday blues; use this time to get your back log chores done.
Coming home to an empty apartment after spending time with family and friends is not one of the warmest feelings. For all its worth, it takes away the happy wind we have been riding on. So try relaxing yourself after you get back home, do the things you enjoy. It is basically a step to coax yourself into liking your surroundings once again.
We all tend to leave our apartment in a mess when trying to reach the airport on time. While it is not warming to come back to see your towel on bed, you can always repair for the next day. Try to get back to life as much as possible after you are back. Change your bed sheets, get groceries and simply relax before you put yourself back there. Take it one step at a time.
You may have had a long or short break that, however, does not mean you don’t need a time out after you come back. Simply allow yourself to be lazy before you get back to the grind.