Post-Vacation Depression And How to Cope

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Feeling blue on your first day of work?

Feeling sad or unmotivated is completely normal after having a long weekend. Post-vacation depression is a known phenomenon of having feelings of sadness, worry, or trouble sleeping when days off come to an end, and we get back to the usual routine.

Getting back on track feeling refreshed rather than worried can be a little confusing, so here are 5 ways to cope with post-vacation depression!

Lower Your Expectations

Do not shoot for perfection, where you expect yourself and others to get back on track immediately with a 10/10 performance. Rather, take it step by step, and do not be too hard on yourself.

Plan Your Rest

While working 9 to 5 and juggling different responsibilities, avoid leaving it for luck when it comes to your rest. Make sure to have planned breaks to recharge, even if it is only 15 mins any time during the day. 

Have Something to Look Forward to!

Plan little treats to encourage yourself to deal with the post-vacation work surge. Treats like having a night out, watching a movie, or going for a walk. 

Connect With Friends And Family

As we mentioned, having such feelings is very common! You are not the only one left figuring out how to get life back together. So, talk to your people! Surround yourself with support. 

Communicate With Your Team

 Making an effort for good communicate well with your colleagues can go a long way. Be patient and open to differences as everyone gets to the latest work updates. Remind yourself that you are all on the same team.

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