“The feeling of sadness and anxiety associated with the return to coaching or work after vacation is called “Post Vacation Blues or post vacation hangover”. Anybody may suffer from the Post Vacation Blues after returning from home or a long vacation, especially if it was a pleasurable one. The longer a trip lasts, the more intense the post-vacation blues maybe. This is because, when people return from home, they realize how boring and unsatisfactory their normal lifestyle routine is when compared to the activities they did at home or while they were on their holiday, vacation or trip .

Psychologist says, when students come back to schools or coaching, there’s a pile of work waiting for them and when this realization occurs to the students then the fun they had during the vacations begins to fade away at a fast rate. This post-vacation worry then ends up eating all the recovery experience and in turn, puts you back to your work when you’re supposed to be still destressing and recovering.

So here are few tips on how to beat the hangover,

Don’t panic, if you have these symptoms– We must switch from the vacation mode to the regular mode. The vacations are meant for relaxation and regeneration. So once you resume to your regular life you might feel tired, lose appetite, nostalgic, and in some cases, it might be accompanied by depression. So do not panic if you have any of these symptoms as they will eventually fade away. 

Accept the Stress– There is sadness when you return to work or coaching-related post-vacation which is normal and it might take some time for you to be back to your studying mode. 

Get Enough Sleep– Many times travelling or vacation does not give your body a sufficient amount of physical rest. It is a good idea to sleep for quite some time before you return to your daily routine life.

Prepare an action plan– The vision of finishing your pending homework, your syllabus or leftover work may cause anxiety. It is a good idea to make an action plan to finish all the pending work. Taking action, prioritizing and planning will help you to feel in control again.

  • Plan your next vacation

Based on the research, another remedy for the post-vacation blues is planning the next vacation/holiday in your mind. This self-help visualization method is very effective, and according to his research, the vacation planning stage provides the highest levels of happiness to the brain.

But whatever state of mind you are currently in, you should always remember how blessed you are with a beautiful life, such loving parents, helping friends, wonderful teachers and a great dream to pursue. After all, it’s all in the mind and a happy mind can do wonders any day.