The summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning vacations to take a short break, disconnect from the daily routine, seek tranquility and enjoy plenty of leisure time.
It’s the most anticipated of the year for many people, but everything comes to an end and the return can be an uphill struggle. The return to routine, having to return to pick up the pace and work or school obligations results in most people some degree of stress. This is what is known as stress, depression or post-holiday syndrome.
This lifestyle change is a physical exertion and/or intellectual and emotional tension. This situation forces us to adapt progressively to new circumstances.
However, the return of summer vacation and return to daily routines can cause responses that exceed the adaptive capacity of people. This causes the individual believes in a state of agitation and anxiety which in turn causes a series of symptoms and discomfort. It is then possible to speak of post-holiday stress.
This disorder occurs most often in young people returning to work in an abrupt manner without time to adapt, as well as individuals who are not satisfied with their lives and also between those idealize the holidays as the ultimate expression of their personal welfare.
What is clear is that it is never easy to return to work and daily routine, after long days of rest, sun, beach and leisure no schedules or obligations of any kind. Hence, it is very important to identify some of the physical and psychological symptoms of this syndrome are more common to help prevent it.
- It lacks of interest and motivation to carry out any type of activity.
- Tiredness and lack of energy
- Sadness, nervousness and irritability constant
- Muscle aches
- Sensation of shortness of breath
- Sleep disorders like insomnia or early awakening
- Discomfort in the stomach
- Lack of concentration and creativity
- Negative attitude and repetition of similar pessimistic thoughts
- Changes in appetite
- Decreased libido. Sex loses interest in the person
- Indifference. Not enjoying the things that we liked before, and difficulty to tune with other people
Keep in mind that all these symptoms are easily solved. As they say, better safe than sorry. Hence the best way to avoid post-holiday syndrome is to prevent its occurrence. Therefore, it is important to know a few tips that will be of great help to cope much better return from vacation.
- Try to gradually get used to the daily routine. Do not return to work or school just a day after arriving from vacation.
- Do sports. Besides being one of the best allies that exist for our health, helps to release endorphins, which are substances that reduce the fatigue caused by stress.
Try to spend between half and one hour a day to do some physical activity such as walking, running, swimming or biking to.
- Plan your leisure time to be able to perform those activities that you enjoy and have fun. Thus, the problems will disconnect and will help us manage stress in our lives. You have to know off the finished work after working hours.
- Similarly, we have to spend time with our family and friends. Maintaining good social and family life active, communicative and rich will help us better manage stress and to forget the workload and the difficulties of everyday life.
- Lead a healthy life. A balanced diet is essential. You have to distribute meals throughout the day (ideally, make 5 meals), avoid heavy meals and fats. It is also interesting to routinely fruits, vegetables, and dairy and food antioxidants. Drinking water also helps to control the moments of nervousness or tension.
Eliminate alcohol and snuff and limit the consumption of coffee and caffeine.
- Take a break every day enough to restore energy and maintain a good physical and mental state.
- Perform relaxation techniques, as it will allow us to reduce stress, improve your mood and feel better overall. It is important to learn breathing and relaxation exercises to control the states of stress.
- Maintain a positive attitude will be of great help to prevent post-holiday syndrome. Try to always see the positive side, follow the tips above and watch the post-holiday cost is not as steep.