We have all experienced something that we commonly call the ‘post holiday blues’. The holiday may have been planned for a while and so your life has been full of the excitement of its arrival – but suddenly, it’s over and things are threatening to get back to normal! It’s a hard slog to get back into that daily rhythm that you paid good money to escape from.
But we have six suggestions that we think might help. Some of these you can do in advance of the trip – and some on your way home. You might even find that some of these tips could put you on a new direction!
- Springtime Sunshine
It’s never nice to come home to a messy house after some time away, but imagine coming back to a house that is sparkling in the light of the springtime sunshine! Why not invest in a good Spring Clean? Get a local cleaning company in to give your house the once-over just before you go away, or if you can leave the task in the hands of a trusted friend, have them do it whilst you are away!
- Let us add some Sparkle
Consider the same for your car. Whilst you leave it in our car park we can provide a professional valet at any of our Airparks car parks and we’ll have it sparkling for your return! Packages vary between sites, but normally there are three different types of valet – bronze, silver, and gold. Some sites have platinum packages. They all start from just £10.
- Look on the Bright Side
On your way home, write a list of the benefits of the good side to the end of the holidays:
- You’ve had an opportunity to rest and relax, you have been able to do things that are different to your usual routine – which is good for the spirit and providing you with the chance to rejuvenate.
- You may have managed to get some fresh air and exercise if you have been walking, skiing or taking part in water sports? Maybe you should challenge yourself to keep up the good work and continue it at home. Exercise will give you the mood-boost you need.
- Perhaps you have managed to get some time to get a new perspective on your work/life balance or your relationships. Are there some changes to be made
- Finally, make those changes – realistic changes of course! Time away can often highlight the things that you really want to change in your life, be it for anything from sorting out your finances, redecorating your home, or dealing with the any negativities.
- Do it all Again?
Your holiday may have been to get away from your everyday life – but it was most probably full of interesting people, from the locals, to friends, partners or family. As humans it is important for us to be around people when we feel low, so lift your spirits by continuing to stay connected with friends and family. Put some dates in the diary to spend time with them, plan some days out for when you return, or maybe book another small holiday to look forward to?
- Let us be the Parker to your Lady Penelope
As if coming home isn’t bad enough – the fuss and bother with passport control queues, collecting luggage, and finding your way to the transfer bus can really add to the post holiday downer. With the Airparks Return Greet service, you can remove the need for a return transfer. All you need to do is step off the plane, collect your luggage and give us a call to say you’re back. A qualified driver will then bring your car from our secured car park and deliver it to you at the airport within minutes. (You can also have the same service to the start of the holiday too!)
- Eat those Blues Away!
Has your holiday been a little over-indulgent? Although we enjoy eating all those naughty foods and tasting all those delicious wines or rich coffees, it actually doesn’t make our body very happy! It can leave you feeling a little out of shape and worse for wear in the nutrition department – so eat away your blues with foods that boost your serotonin (feel good) neurotransmitters including bananas, poultry, dairy produce, and peas.