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Post Holiday Syndrome? 4 Tips to Fully Recover

Oct 10, 2017

With the gloomy prospect of returning to work, many people could suffer post-holiday syndrome.

Post-Holiday Syndrome

The syndrome refers to a general feeling of depression before returning to work, which is caused by irregular lifestyles during the vacation. Below are some tips for you to get rid of your post holiday syndrome.

1. Establish a routine

For many of us, the holidays are a good chance to relax and have fun, so during the holiday we are very likely to have irregular lifestyle. The human body responds well to repetition and rhythm. Therefore, after the holidays, you want to establish a bedtime routine.

You should try to go to bed early and wake up early. Take a nap at noon will also help. If you find it hard to fall asleep at night, take a hot bath or shower to benefit your sleep. 

Eventually, you will be able to both go to sleep and wake up with ease. You just need to use repetition to train your body.

2. Make healthy eating choices

After the many indulgences over the holiday period, it can leave your stomach a little burdened. Aim to return to eating healthy food, drinking healthy drinks. Eat less meat and more vegetables. 

Dark green leafy vegetables are packed full of liver-supportive nutrients to help rid our bodies of the heaviness of the holidays. Fill your plate with at least half green vegetables at each meal to lighten it up while still staying full for longer periods of time. Drink more water to speed up body metabolism and regain healthy body condition. 

3. Keeping up regular exercise

Exercise helps relieve holiday stress, give you the mood-boost you need and also prevent weight gain. A moderate and daily increase in exercise can help partially offset increased holiday eating. There are plenty of good exercising options such as walking, jogging, swimming and dancing.

4. Don’t take on too much

Be realistic on how much you can handle. Don't put  too much pressure on yourself and plan your work in the near future.