Beat The Post-Holiday Blues

I think it’s probably safe to say that you probably like holidays. You’re reading a travel blog, for starters, and you’re a normal human being with, I’m guessing, an average appreciation of pleasure. But here’s the thing about holidays: They end. Boo hoo. Luckily, we’re on hand to give you a few tips on how to avoid those pesky post-holiday blues!

1.) Wear your bikini under your clothes at work. Yes, you heard. Even if it doesn’t make you feel like you’re back in *insert fabulous beach location here*, it will probably make you laugh. And everyone knows that the only real cure for the bad ol’ blues is laughter, and lots of it. Trust us on this one.

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2.) Use sun cream at your moisturiser for a few days. Everyone knows that holidays smell like sun cream. You might be sat in Starbucks, ruminating miserably over a cup of lukewarm coffee and watching rain cloud up your window (yum!) but dammit, Cinderella SHALL go (back) to the beach (if only olfactorily).

3.) Learn this, if you learn nothing else: eliciting other people’s jealousy will sustain that smug holiday glow for QUITE SOME TIME. It’s scientifically proven that littering the Facebook homefeed of every unfortunate soul that happens to be your virtual friend will prolong said glow for at least two weeks. We’re 98% sure that this is true.

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4.) Get kittens. This tip is courtesy of Alice, our Editor, who upon returning from a dreamy sojourn in a Croatian paradise, promptly bought two kittens on Gumtree. She says that their furry cuteness has eased her back into the concrete jungle and nine-to-five existence a treat.

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5.) Cook things that you ate on holiday. If nothing else, you’ll learn something new – the acquisition of new skills is a great way to distract you from the crushingly grey reality of your normal life. Yay!

6.) Everyone loves salty sea hair – there’s even products you can buy for that crunchy sea salty effect. Emma on the content team suggests that one should avoid washing ones hair for as long as possible to retain said effect – and in turn, holiday-centric happiness. The jury is still out on this one.

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7.) If none of these work, here’s some tough love: cry and bit, then get on with your life. It wouldn’t be a holiday if it never ended, o tear-strewn misery-maiden!

8.) The ultimate way to get over the loss of holiday happiness is to book another one, obviously. You know what to do…