Ten tips to ease back into regular life after a long tour
It’s quite logical that travelers don’t arrive home refreshed, calm and ready to go back to regular life with strength. One form of depression after such a long trip may set-in and also fatigue. Remember, you enjoyed your vacation, and that shouldn’t end a vacation on a sour note.
What is the panacea for this post travel fatigue? It’s all about developing an anti-fatigue game plan right there in your vacation and implementing it when you’re back home.
Here are ten steps to ease back into regular life after a long tour
Enjoy the positives of being back
Develop a positive vibe of being back after a fantastic holiday. Don’t unpack everything at once, take it easy and reflect on the flashpoints of your vacation, what lessons have you learned generally. This will help you to be positive in all your approach to things.
Take on a goal
Take up a goal while there on vacation of what you want to accomplish when you get home. Let the goal be a realistic goal knowing quite well that, it’s not going to be easy under the circumstance you will find yourself. When people return from a long trip, they get confused on how to start putting things together but that, should n’t be your case because you have a goal. Time yourself in everything you do at this moment, very important.
Create a routine
Creating a routine after post-travel fatigue is not easy, for example, you don’t feel like waking up early, you don’t feel like cooking, you don’t feel like doing some laundry work and cleaning the whole house and stuff like that. Most people don’t take note of time, eating when they supposed to eat, taking their bath when they supposed to do that, etc.
What will help you to create and keep your routine are planning and determination. Set an alarm clock to keep your time. If you don’t have a job, do something in the house as if, you are in an office. You can write a book or blog about your traveling experience; you have to do something.
Give yourself time
Give yourself the time that, from this time to this time, I want to achieve this or that. Don’t be hard on yourself. Plan within your time and be a “work in progress.”
Keep in touch with your travel friends
Keeping in touch with your travel friends can give great relief from fatigue. By the time they tell you how they have been coping with fatigue, you will be motivated to do the same. You can bring up memories and talk about so many things that transpired during the vacation.
Enjoy your time with family and friends
Meet your family members and friends you missed. Let the smile on their face make an impact in relieving you of fatigue. Chat with them on your experience you gathered so far from your trip, their birthdays you missed, and I’m sure, you will not feel fatigue anymore.
One of the ways to feel good is to practice healthy habits. Stay hydrated, eat nutrition foods, take fruits and never go for junks and keep fit by exercising daily. This is not the time for alcohol, stay away from it. Lastly, sleep well and avoid watching films late hours.
Schedule a recovery time.
If you’re working, it’s advisable to come back from vacation on Friday so that, you’ll have a whole weekend to recover. If you can come back a week to the resumption of duty, that will be perfect. Have a recovery timetable, and don’t skip anything. If you are married, stay together with your spouse, will also help tremendously. This is not a time for visitation.
Give yourself something to look forward to
Have a good feeling that you return home safely and there is something you’re looking forward to upon returning home. What is it that you forward to do or start when you return home, start doing that. Maybe a new hobby or planning the next trip etc. The bottom line is that you’re back and you need to start doing that to be back to real life.
Live in the moment
Vacation is over; a new chapter has opened by being back; live the new life. Don’t let your great vacation be at the center stage; it shouldn’t be the only thing to discuss. Move-on by planning something else, keep the memory behind.