How to beat the back-to-work blues
One minute you’re sitting by a campfire under a star-littered sky and then suddenly you’re back at your temperature controlled desk under artificial lights. Is it any wonder that you want to throw yourself out the window?
So how can you prevent The Gloom from descending? Here are some surefire ways to stay afloat now that you’re back in captivity;
1. Book another trip
Doesn’t matter where to; just plan to go somewhere. In the next couple of months I am going to Tamworth to visit my Grandma, going camping with a group of friends and spending a weekend in Melbourne with my fiance.
2. Look at your credit card statement
ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paid employment doesn’t seem like such a bad idea, right?
3. Reminisce about your last trip to anyone who will listen
The next best thing to being there is talking about being there. It will help you relive the excitement of the trip but might also remind you of why it’s so good to be home.
4. Be grateful
How amazing that you had the opportunity to do that? To have the money, the courage and the curiosity to go and see the world is truly a blessing.
5. Start planning
Where to next? Make a list of your top destinations and set the wheels in motion. Learn a language, join a house swapping forum such as www.homeexchange.com, apply for an overseas job or simply buy the Lonely Planet Guide for your next adventure. Actively pursuing your dreams will help you move beyond the depressing reality that all holidays must eventually come to an end.
So, in reference to Point 3, where did you go? And most importantly, did you have fun?