Five ways to beat the post-holiday blues

Five ways to beat the post-holiday blues

When all the excitement of your summer holiday is over, lots of us start to feel a little down. Try these pick-me-ups for a little boost when you get back to everyday life.

When all the excitement of your summer holiday is over, lots of us start to feel a little down. Try these pick-me-ups for a little boost when you get back to everyday life.

Holidays are a time of excitement and anticipation – all that planning, saving and last-minute packing. And then when they finally arrive, it seems as if they’re over in the blink of an eye.

The next thing you know, you’re back at home in the same old routine. No wonder we can start to feel our mood slump.

Low spirits usually pass – if they don’t, and you’re struggling to go about your day-to-day life, make sure you see a doctor who can provide help and advice on what to do. Even if it’s only temporary, you can chase the blues away more quickly with these tips.

Summer 

Come home to a clean house

There’s no quicker way to burst your holiday bubble than walking through the door and finding a mess. Even though there’s a million and one things to do before you go away, it pays to take time to clean up.

With the help of Flash and Viakal, you can tackle surfaces and bring back their shine in just a few wipes. Pop all the dirty plates in the dishwasher with some Fairy Platinum and come back to sparkling crockery.

And try a spritz of Febreze Air Effects around the house to eliminate nasty odours and ensure you return to a sweet-smelling home. Take a look at our checklist for a quick pre-holiday clean.

Summer 

Take good care of yourself

We think of holidays as times when we indulge ourselves. But we also do plenty of things that are good for us: we get out in the fresh air and sunshine, we often go for walks and we tuck into healthy Mediterranean food.

Keeping these habits going can be a great way to improve your spirits. Exercise is especially effective at blowing away the cobwebs. Finding time for a 20 minute walk three times a week will help to produce mood-lifting endorphins that promote a feeling of calm.

Summer 

Don’t let go of your me-time

For many women, holidays are the only time when we get a break from all the demands of the rest of the family. Finally we can park ourselves on a sun-lounger with a bestseller and unwind.

If you’re feeling down after a break, maybe it’s because you need time like this during the rest of the year too. Try to carve out an uninterrupted hour every day for something that matters to you and see how much difference it makes to your mood.

Summer 

Keep the holiday spirit going

Your bank balance might have taken a hit after paying for the annual trip, but living like a monk is a quick way to start feeling blue. Why not come up with some cheap treats instead?

It could be something as simple as planning a picnic in the park or visiting some of the local attractions that you always mean to get around to. You’ve put all that effort into dreaming about your holiday, so here’s another way to put that energy to good use.

Summer 

Give yourself something to look forward to

Remember, there’s always the next trip! Even if you’re not quite ready to splash out on booking flights and hotels just yet, there’s a lot of pleasure in just thinking about the places you’d like to visit next.

And when it is time to book next year’s break, you’ll be full of great ideas – as well as knowing where to find all the best bargains.

What’s your favourite way to keep your spirits up once the holiday is over? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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Nice article

Tim 09/08/2017

It is a really nice and helpful article on post holiday blues

sun

02/08/2017

favourite way to keep my spirits up once the holiday is over is catch the sun whenever i can.it is the best way to improve your mood, even 5 minutes,

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rita foran 02/08/2017

caught the sum as well :)

Always make your bed b4 u fly

rita foran 02/08/2017

I always put out fresh bedding and change my bedclothes every time before I travel, even if stupid o'clock in the morning that way when you get home from your holidays you can relax and get into a freshly made bed.

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sue 31/07/2017

arrange a meet up wiht friends for a day or 2 after you return...

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