Hey friends! Today I wanted to talk with you guys about post-vacation blues. It’s a very common thing but either no one ever talks about it or they provide unrealistic tips. Well, I decided to put together all of the tips that I use every single time I return from a trip to get over the post-vacation sadness. I hope you find this helpful!
How To Overcome Post-Vacation Blues
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Display Travel Photos and Souvenirs
My work desk is plastered with photos from my travels. I have a picture of me and my fiance’s sisters in Cabo, at the Coyote Ugly bar in Denver, at the Harry Potter studio tour in London, my engagement photo in Paris, and taking a shot at the Icebar in Amsterdam. While I’m lucky to work for such a great company and I truly love being at work, I often really miss the places where I’ve been so I find that by decorating my work desk and my bookshelves at home with mementos and pictures, it really helps me cope.
Start Planning Your Next Trip
It’s been three months since I’ve gotten back from my epic trip around Europe and I still can’t stop thinking about it. However, I find that when I’m planning another trip, it takes my mind off the previous trip! Unfortunately, I have quite a while until my next trip (in July 2018) and it’s a work trip so there’s not much planning I have to do on my end but I can pretend. I like planning trips for fun and do it all the time. Planning a trip is so much fun for me. Luckily for me though, I can start planning our honeymoon for the end of October/beginning of November.
Explore More Locally
I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and to be honest, there’s not much out here. The nearest biiiig city is a four-hour drive away (either Minneapolis or Omaha, depending on your direction) and I’m very much a city person. Plop me down in any downtown of a major city, and I’m instantly a happy girl. However, weekend trips can get a bit expensive so I’m trying to appreciate my home a bit more. I used to say that if you like to drink beer and go to church (and I don’t enjoy either one of those things), this is the place for you but that’s a bit cynical of me. Living here does have its benefits: it’s hella cheap and extremely safe, the people are so friendly, it’s centrally located in the US making a trip to Chicago or Denver equally as easy, and there’s nature everywhere. It may not be picturesque mountains and lush forests, but there are hiking trails everywhere and you can see for miles and miles in either direction. So my main goal for when I spend a weekend here in Sioux Falls is to appreciate it more and explore it more.
Clean and Clear Out Your House
I live by this tip. There’s just something about cleaning and clearing up that is just so damn therapeutic to me, especially when I have the post-vacation blues. First, I begin by unpacking my bags. I throw out unnecessary receipts, store my ticket stubs in my memory box, and do a load of laundry. Then, I’ll clean up the kitchen and the bedroom and then once the entire place is clean, I’m happy to be here again.
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