Recovering from the holidays

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some immediately book another holiday

some immediately book another holiday

As pretty much everyone is back at work or school now, there are some of us who find it difficult to adapt to the routine that work or school dictates.

The holiday company, Jet 2 Holidays, has published research based on the public at large rather than just its own customers to show how some us adapt to the return to work. Apparently 70% of British adults admitting to suffering from it. Women are far more likely to experience the blues, with more than three quarters admitting it was a staple part of getting back from holiday compared with just 63% of men. Age also dictates whether you are likely to suffer. Post-holiday blues are much more common in younger people (85% in 18-24-year-olds) than older generations (just 60% in 55+ year-olds). Location also plays a part. Twice as many holiday-makers in Wales and Scotland admitted to getting blue once they’d got home (>80%), whereas in Yorkshire and the South East that rate drops to around one in two.

One of the more usual responses is to almost immediately book another holiday so that you can start dreaming of the break to come. Another related one is to head down to the travel agency or the online brochures and start leafing through in order to narrow the list of future destinations.

some opt for take-aways to remind us of where we have holidayed

some opt for take-aways to remind us of where we have holidayed

These seem pretty normal compared to some of the things that people seem to do. One, the research claims, is to exist on a diet of takeaways for a week or so, presumably, takeovers from a restaurant that has the cuisine of the holiday destination that you visited. I would have thought that that would remind you of the holiday that you had just enjoyed and that would make it even more difficult to adjust to a normal working life again.

Another that I thought would be equally dispiriting would be to decorate your house in the style of the hotel in which you stayed. It isn’t as if you could replicate the heat or sunshine, views or amenities that the hotel offered so wouldn’t that make you feel worse. Does this mean that there are some people that would change the decor of their home after every holiday?

One other responder said that they used to regularly sniff sun tan lotions as that reminded them of their holidays. Another that they bought a pet which, I suppose, diverted their attention from thinking about holidays to taking care of the animal.

and some opt for babies!

and some opt for babies!

Some spring cleaned their houses or cleaned out cupboards to take their minds off their holiday. I wonder then whether they threw out all the products and spices that might have related to their holiday destination?

By far the most life altering experience was a decision to have a baby. Can you imagine how many children you might end up with if you took this approach after every holiday? You would be applying to the government before ten years was out to set up your own free school!

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