How to survive the post holiday blues
So here I am back in freezing Sydney after the most amazing 3 weeks in Fiji for our wedding and honeymoon.
I am still looking for the words to explain how incredible the whole experience was for us -keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming blog post. I was so overwhelmed with love and happiness marrying my best friend in front of our closest family and friends on a beautiful island. The day went off without a hitch and the weather was absolutely perfect. I don’t think I have smiled, laughed or cried (BIG happy tears) as much as I did that day my entire life. Our special day was just beautiful.
Chris and I headed off on our own little honey moon adventure to 2 other islands for the remaining 2 weeks and it was just bliss.
While I was in Fiji we indulged and I mean REALLY indulged! Partly because we were having a great time with friends and also there was not a lot of choice in the food department. I’m talking cocktails, processed foods including breads and cheeses- basically everything that plays havoc with my body. We did the best we could, but at some of the places it was almost impossible to eat well. There was no shop to source your own food and the salad options on the menus were dire and expensive. I digress we didn’t let it bother us, as I said we did the best we could with what was available and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
But here I am back in freezing Sydney and I would be lying if I said it was easy.
If you have ever been on a great holiday you will know how it feels to come home- I cried! All I wanted to do was turn around and get back on a plane. However 2 weeks home and I am well and truly back in the swing of things (that’s including a 4 day work conference in New Zealand thrown in 1 week after I arrived home).
Here are my tips to survive the post holiday blues and get back into it.
- Unpack your bags and wash you dirty clothes as soon as you get home- this will help you feel like you are getting back into your routine.
- Don’t overbook yourself: give yourself enough time to get back in the flow of normal life
- Take it slow: I promise the 2000 unanswered emails will be there when you get to them. Deal with them one by one.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself, have a good cry if it makes you feel better.
- Take breaks while you’re getting yourself organised. Do the things that make you feel good! Create time for activities that you love and you need to do for your mental and physical health, whether it be yoga, meditate, go for a run/walk, get a massage. For me it was getting back in the kitchen and cooking up a storm.
- Remember to breathe
- Hug your pets and if you don’t have huggable pets, go hug your partner, family and friends. Hugs make everything better!
- Get yourself outside! Make the time to get yourself outside; luckily even though it has been freezing the sun has been shining so I have been going out on my deck to have my afternoon tea.
- Look after yourself. Eat good food, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and exercise.
- Start planning your next getaway- even if it just means writing it on your vision board. Chris and I have and it has made all the difference giving us something to look forward to.
- Make a photo book – get all your photos together and have fun creating a photo book and have a great time reliving all the great memories by getting them printed.
I would love to hear your post holiday tips and tricks, comment below what you do to get back into the swing of things.
Lots of love Amy xx