After a lovely four days in the UK I'm back on the rock. Amazing days spent with the family playing bingo, singing our hearts out to Buffalo Soldier at karaoke and shopping. Some really well needed relaxed bonding time with the family.
As per my title, yes, the post-travel blues are around. Those feelings of sadness and dread to returning to everyday routine. I definitely know what they're like. Can you relate? Although it may be a bit of a challenge here are some things I've done in order to help myself get through this tough *coughs* (talk about first world problems) time. Maybe they could be of help to any of you.
1. Pampering time
Feeling good about myself, tends to put me in a good mood. I've decided to start taking care my skin a bit more. I got myself some new skincare products by Nspa, which I'll review in a couple of weeks after I've tried them for long enough. So, new products= excitement to try= finding the time to relax and pamper myself just a bit more than usual. Get it?
2. Save up
Holidays tend to leave me with a gaping hole in my pocket. It's time to pay credit card bills! After thats done start saving up. Cut down on shopping and eating out. Please note that you'll be more motivated to do this if you go on to step 3.
3. Plan your next Holiday!
Start your research. Where do you want to go? When's the next long weekend? What's your budget? This gives you some thing to look forward to, therefore giving you the motivation to work harder and save up.
4. Enjoy the present
Sometimes I find that I get so caught up in planning and waiting the next travels (or any plans for that matter) that I literally just try to float through the days leading to it and miss out the present that's right infront of me. Staying put and in the present can be just as beautiful as traveling. Spend time with your family and loved ones. Play the tourist in your own country and go to places you've never been to before. Pretend you're someone who's never seen the sea before (in Malta it's all over the place so we tend to take for forgranted). Believe me, you'll get a totally different perspective!
Go on, beat those blues!
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