Returning from a week in the sun is something nobody ever looks forward to. It seems that no sooner have you finished packing your suitcase, your back home with a mountain of washing and a holiday come down that would make meth addict queasy. Those Pina coladas by the pool fade to mere memories as reality comes to slap you round the chops like a great big wet kipper!
While the concept of returning to work might be depressing and thinking about the school run may leave you nauseous, there are a few positive factors to consider when heading home from your time away.
Sleeping in your own bed
Regardless of if you’ve just spent the last week sleeping in five star luxury or camping in a field, everyone misses their own bed. It’s one of those familiar home comforts which can’t be replicated however much anyone tries.
A proper cup of tea
This is probably something you’ve heard your mum say as a kid but never really understood. As an adult nothing welcomes you home like a good cup of tea. Brewed just the way you like it and with normal milk. As far as I’m concerned you can travel the world but the best cups of tea are always made in Yorkshire – FACT!
Catching up on telly
Don’t get me wrong, I’d choose another week in the sun over the box hands down but I find arriving home knowing I’ve got a week’s worth of TV to binge watch slightly euphoric. Clearly I don’t get out much but it’s the simple things in life that make me the happiest.
Eating yourself happy
The holidays over, your bikinis are tucked back in the drawer under the bed and winter is right around the corner. It’s time to hibernate with a big bowl of stew and that family size Toblerone you secretly purchased in customs. Why worry about your fat rolls when you can hide them under a jumper. Diet starts January!
Planning next year’s holiday
If heading home has got you feeling glum the best way to banish the post holiday sorrow is by booking your next getaway. Statistics show that 90% of people who start planning their next trip within a week of returning are 10 ten times less likely to overdose on chocolate. I’ve literally just made that up so don’t quote me but from personal experience it certainly helps!
The truth is no matter how much you try and sugar coat it, the holiday blues are a bitch! Suck it up, drink some wine and crank the heating up. After all it isn’t really that bad. There’s only 365 days, 12 hours, 19 minutes and 43 seconds until next years holiday!
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