The post-holiday blues are a thing, and they totally suck. How can it not? Just a few hours ago, you were enjoying the fruits of a far-off country, and now you’re sat in your messy apartment, setting your alarm for horrible o’clock and panicking about the amount emails you will have to deal with. Basically, you have hit reality harder than a brick hitting water.
This begs one ginormous question: how are you meant to claw back that optimistic outlook you were enjoying so much while exploring the shores of wherever you’ve come back from?
Well, the good news is totally doable. So, instead of munching on some one-minute noodles, watching The Notebook and crying as you wonder what the point in it all is; stop what you are doing and read our top tips on how to keep the good vibes going.
Cook Your Favorite Holiday Meal
Food and memory have an unbreakable bond. It is why some foods have an ability to remind us of our childhood and the reason why you should cook up your favorite meal from your trip. The internet is littered with recipes of every kind, so there are no excuses. Just decide on what got your taste buds singing and dancing and then go with it. If you were in Hawaii and you couldn’t get enough of the Lomi Salmon, then why not make a night of it. If you have just got back from Italy and realized you don’t care what anyone says because carbs are delicious; then set to and make a glorious pasta dish. Yeah, it is totally possible to eat your holiday blues away.
Decorate Your Home With Holiday Bits
Memories serve as the best interior design pieces. Fact. Which is why you should decorate your home with anything that reminds you of your recent trips abroad. What better way is there to smile as you wander the halls of your home? That was rhetorical, by the way. It could be you use the Hawaiian flower guide from With Our Aloha to create a bouquet of flowers to put in the kitchen. You may have bought yourself some little trinkets from a local market that could be placed around your home. Just hanging your favorite photos on the walls will have an amazing influence on your disposition. What is the point in nostalgia if not to lift your mood? Exactly.
Start Planning Your Next Trip
A lot of people say that their favorite part of going away on a holiday is the planning part. Now we’re not sure if we could go as far as saying it is our favorite part, but it is certainly up there. That’s because it is exciting, fun, intriguing and packed full of happy vibes. You get to decide where you want to go, look at how you can fly in style; research what amazing must-see attractions are and even rope in a friend to plan it all with you. Even if you don’t end up going for months and months, looking forward to something is a great parachute to have at your disposal, especially when it comes to recovering from that afternoon slump that attacks in the days following your holiday return.