I’ve got the blues. And not the musical kind. I’ve got the post vacation blues. They started last Wednesday. They started before I even left. They started as my vacation was winding down. The thought of leaving magical worry free vacation land was too much for me to handle. The grief swept in early.
Those travel commercials are all too convincing. You spend a year dreaming about your escape from the mundane repetitiveness of every day life.
“Come away to the peaceful tranquility”
“Relax in the soothing hot springs of Jamaica while jet skiing around the islands or explore the enchanting streets of Europe and all that history has to offer.”
“Enjoy culinary experiences beyond your wildest dreams.”
They sure do sell you don’t they. Why wouldn’t you want to go. Get away! Enjoy! There are no diets on vacations. Cellulite and flabby bits are non existant. No one cares because you’re in paradise! Vacation is amazing!!
Here’s what no one warns you about, you’ve waited all year for this trip and then on day 4 you realize, “ahhh my vacation is halfway over.” This is not a pleasant experience but you pull yourself out of this funk and attempt to enjoy your last blissful moments of vacation however inevitably vacation ends and you’re back to reality. Reality bites.
What’s that over there? Oh it’s just post vacation blues and they’re headed your way. This time they hit me like a hurricane. Maybe it’s because this was my last vacation of the year. Nothing else is on the books and nothing will be because once again I overspent. Always happens, never regret.
Yesterday, in the middle of my funk, I turned to a most trusted source to find a solution to my problem: Google. What I found was that alas, post vacation blues are a real thing! At least according to Google.
Web MD describes Post Vacation Blues as follows:
Yes! Web MD you understand and you even provide a solution:
Basically make sure you have some time off to recuperate when you get back. Got it.
People on vacation tend to drink more alcohol and stay up late. Also if you have children confined to a hotel room, this might cause you to drink. Watch your alcohol and sleep. This is easier said than done. You’re on vacation.
Tip 3 was not applicable. The larger explaination says try not to annoy your significant other or family…ummm that’s vacation.
On vacation you eat food like your life depends in it. This way when you go home you feel like an inflated platypus you then look forward to drinking water and eating green things. Continue the trend!
Good advice? Decent and logical but still not helping my funk. Let’s look at another trusted source: Wikipedia.
Tiredness, yes. Loss of appetite, never. Strong feelings of nostalgia, absolutely. Let’s look at the treatment:
Wikipedia, I can’t plan a new vacation already! I spent all my money on this one, weren’t you listening!!
I wonder what Similar Moods are:
Hahahahahaha. These are clearly all serious medical conditions.
What I’ve gathered from my Internet search is that post vacation blues are serious and real. The internet doesn’t lie.
All my research provided me with this: a much needed laugh. I’m sure in a few days I will come back around to ordinary life. It just takes some time and a few giggles.