Science, however, comes to the rescue: what you experience is not only a lack of motivation, but rather the typical stress of return, also known as the post-vacation blues, which in the most serious cases can turn into a real syndrome, with symptoms such as fatigue, nervousness, insomnia and mild depression.
Stress, the usual suspect
The triggering factors can be multiple, and not necessarily negative ones. Even intense joy or an extremely pleasant feeling produce an adaptive response in people: what unites heterogeneous stimuli is therefore their intensity.
From holiday to everyday life
Better to plan an early return a few days before you first workday.
Those who want to try a new sport can instead prepare for it by practicing family activities that gently lead the body and mind to the challenge of a new discipline.
Building a habit made of wellness practices, in addition to facilitating post-vacation blues management, allows you to trigger a virtuous circle.
Tips to better deal with post-vacation blues
- Have a gradual return from your holidays, allowing yourself a few days in a familiar environment to adjust to the daily routine
- Maintain some of the healthy habits started during the holidays, especially those pertaining to physical activity
- Refrain from using electronic devices - where possible, especially before bedtime.
- Focus on nutrition, eating healthy food and preferring more light meals to a few hearty ones