For those of us who suffer from wanderlust, who constantly look for the next chance available to escape the confines of the traditional 9 to 5 job, returning home can be an upsetting experience. Although we always miss our close friends and family, we instantly miss the sense of freedom that travel brings. With this in mind, I thought I’d put together a quick post on some of the things you can do to cheer yourself up and rid yourself of the holiday blues, when you next get back from the holiday of a lifetime.
Stock up the fridge
First and foremost, grab your shopping bags and head to the supermarket. A sure-fire way to improve your mood is to fill your cupboards with all your favourite food and drink that you missed while you were away. Whether it’s your favourite bar of chocolate, or a cup of herbal tea that you can’t get anywhere else, it will instantly push all the right buttons to make you feel better.
Have a pampering day
One of the things I always miss the most when travelling is home comforts. When you’re bouncing from place to place, the chances of stopping for a nice hot bath with your favourite bath bomb somewhere are slim to none, so treat yourself to the ultimate pampering experience. Face masks, bath crystals, a manicure – whatever helps you to wind down and relax should be top on your list of activities for when you get back home.
Make a photo album
Just because your latest break is over doesn’t mean you have to forget all about it. You can re-live all those priceless moments from your trip by printing off your favourite snaps and putting together a themed photo alum or scrapbook. However, this is probably going to be an expensive task if you love to take photos of everything like I do, and can’t bear to leave any of them out. My top tip for saving money here is to buy things like photo paper, printer ink and hp toner from cartridgepeople.com, as you’ll get much better quality for a lower price.
Make more plans!
Although you might not be able to afford to jump right back onto another plane, you can certainly still make plenty of plans! Organise a day trip with your girl gang so you get to reconnect with all your favourite friends – these are the people you’ve missed most whilst on your trip, so seeing them again is sure to lift your mood. Even just going around to cook with your family or visit relatives is a way of enjoying some quality time with people you love.
I hope this post has helped to lift your spirits now that you’re back home and secretly lusting after another holiday. Do you have any other little routines you use to make yourself feel better? Let me know in the comments section below.