Overcome The Post-Holiday Blues Before They Start

Avoid feeling worse than you did before you went on holiday with these tips.

Although not a recognised syndrome, Post-holiday blues/depression is a feeling that is a lot more common than you may think. Holidays are usually spent with the ones we love, indulging in our favourite treats, relaxing, doing fun activities etc. Whereas our normal day-to-day involves routine filled activities that are necessary or part of day-to-day business. While most of these activities can be rewarding, they are more than likely not as enjoyable as your holiday activities. 

When our morning alarm announces the return from our fun-filled holiday we generally to start to stress. The start of a new work week means reflecting on our daily lives. This means longing for another break, causing this post-holiday sadness.

This is a completely normal feeling, we have all felt it at one time or another, some of us more than others. According to a top psychiatrist – Dr Evaldas Radzevicius, “A person suffering from post-holiday depression can experience loss of energy, trouble concentrating and fatigue. There is an increased appetite, a desire to be alone, sleepiness and weight gain.”

Ways To Prevent Post Holiday Blues:

Exercise while you’re away:

Studies show that just 20 minutes of moderate daily activity, like going for a walk, can elevate mood and reduce anxiety. Post Holiday sadness is caused by having to adjust to your daily routines from the freedom of holiday. It is important to bring some elements of your daily life into your holiday time. Create a workout routine that you can incorporate into your holiday and home life later. This will a sense of physical stability. 

2. Plan to eat healthier:

Don’t wait for the New Year to start eating well. Yes, you are on holiday and should indulge in some of the festive treats but in moderation. Why not try something different this year with a delicious festive recipe? It incorporates vegetables, fruits, and natural unprocessed items. This will help you feel better both physically and mentally, during and after your holiday.

3. Schedule your return trip with a few days to acclimate:

The hardest thing to adjust to when coming back from a trip is returning to your normal work/school schedule. Give yourself a few days to acclimatise, it will make that transition much easier. Use this opportunity to also get back to your normal sleep schedule to avoid exhaustion. Remember it takes time to get back into productivity mode so give yourself some time.

4. Try our Half Max:

Our new Half Max IV Vitamin Infusion contains calcium, magnesium, B-Complex, Vitamin C and 1000mg of Glutathione. These essential vitamins and minerals increase your energy, mental clarity and improve your mood.

We want you to feel fantastic during and after your holiday! Don’t wait till January to start focusing on your physical and mental health. To book a Half Max IV Vitamin Infusion contact the Dischem call centre on 086 111 7427 to get a booking with your nearest Dischem store.