2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-07-31 02:08
Did you manage to disconnect from reality and fully relax during your vacation? The return to routine has finally arrived, and you're having a little trouble adapting?
You spent two weeks or more of pure happiness with your children and your spouse… You lived on a different schedule, according to your desires. Every day was a new opportunity to do a great activity together or to relax on the edge of the pool sipping a good refreshing lemonade. You may even have been lucky enough to go on a trip to the cabin or on a plane to discover new corners of the world.
We are waiting for our holidays all year round! Indeed, we often tend to bet a lot on our holidays since it's the time of the year when we can finally take time to recharge our batteries and get together with family, away from all the distractions of everyday life. It is therefore completely normal to feel a certain fear and to anticipate our return to the routine which, in our opinion, is precisely what made it so necessary that we needed a vacation to begin with!
It's all in the attitude
It is true that the attitude that we havein relation to an aspect of our life largely influences the way we will experience what is to come and can contribute to giving us a more positive perception. You could therefore try to view your return to work or your child's start of school in a positive light and as an opportunity to review your routine in an attempt to improve it so that it is not an additional source of stress for you.
Learn from mistakes
Do you always get up at the last minute which leads to an endless morning run? When you start the day on the wrong foot, you tend to stay in a bad mood all day! So take the time to evaluate your routine from the past year to see how you could change it in your favour.
You could, for example, get up a little earlier, or make your lunches the night before if you always made them in the morning before leaving in the chaos of leaving the whole small family. If it's more the evening routine that you're having trouble managing, try to see if there's a way to do it that could make your life a little easier. Prepare some dinners on the weekends for the busiest evenings, learn to take time for yourself by setting aside a reading period when the children are in bed or by taking a relaxing bath before going to bed. A relaxation time will relax you and allow you to fall asleep a little earlier and be better equipped to start your day.next day.
The smooth return
Try not to overdo it on your first day at work. You are relaxed and motivated by your new routine, and it is normal to think that you have the energy to burn yourself out. But as the next vacation is a long time away, gradually spread out all your responsibilities over one or two weeks, for example, rather than catching up on everything in 2 days. This will maximize your chances of maintaining your beautiful energy without feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks that make you dizzy.
Treasure your memories
Your vacation may be over, but you'll have memories of it! Take advantage of family time to look at your vacation photos and reminisce about your favorite moments. Why not make a nice scrapbooking notebook with your favorite photos that you can proudly display in plain view or even have a photo book printed that will add value to your memories? These are little ways to make the adventure last even longer! Take the opportunity to dream about next year's vacation and plan your next family adventure!
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