The Post-Vacation Blues

I am currently plodding through work, wading through the vast amount of things I need to catch up on, and I’m fighting the post-vacation blues. I visited family in Texas over the Memorial Day weekend holiday and had a great time! As is typical with short vacations like this, I didn’t feel like I had enough time, but I really enjoyed seeing everyone being able to soak up the beginning of summer.

After I take trips like this, I tend to get in a bit of a post-vacation funk. I typically gauge the success of my vacations based on how sad I get once they’re over. The sadder I am, the more I realized how much I enjoyed that trip. When I woke up for work this morning, I was sad. I wished I was back at that lake in Texas, staring out in the water and not having a care in the world. I wondered why I didn’t do this more and why I wasn’t particularly excited to get back to my life. While I am making big moves in the future (I can’t wait to update you all soon on some exciting things I’m working on!), I’ve felt a little stagnant for the last few years, a feeling that grows stronger once I return from a trip somewhere.

Instead of sharing some wisdom or advice on how I deal with it, I’m turning to my readers for tips. How do you deal with the post-vacation blues? What helps you get back into the swing of things? I’m willing to take any and all suggestions. I’ve struggled with this for years and I have yet to find a good solution. What do you think I should do?

One thought on “The Post-Vacation Blues

  1. Johnzelle May 29, 2019 / 6:25 am

    I definitely can relate. One way to deal with this is to make time for mini vacations throughout the week; for example, going out for dessert, going on a hike, basically anything that involves self care. I know I work best when I’ve got something to look forward to. Planning vacations also give you hope as well. Take care 😊

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