Epic formulas to plan your travels to get rid of travel hangovers
Travel needs planning, reading up hotel reviews online, looking at catalogues and itineraries, shortlisting places, knowing about basic language and sentences to be used with the local people, food preferences, research for great deals in flight tickets and accommodation, currency exchange and imagining what it is to be actually like while you are in there which is basically anticipation.
Post vacation blues are something every traveler goes through with returning only to a pile of work and dealing with inability to focus on work because traveling becomes a far off memory. It is just the raging battle between the left brain that lives in reality and the right brain in fantasy. Travel comes with a lot of hangover in spite of taking out all that time for an inevitable experience and spending a bomb on it it fails to keep you happy. Travelling is like being in a relationship and bearing the brunt of the meltdowns once it is over. So it is always advisable to deal with the post travel syndrome in the same manner you would deal with a heart break.
Your happiness hormones drop to the baseline once you are over with your travel.
A badly planned trip also leaves you stressful and last minute hassles will leave you more exhausted post travel. Whereas a well planned trip is always an accomplishment for it would never let exhaustion weigh you down.
Being mindful while traveling will keep all the things safe and you shall not come back with a regret of losing something. It is better not to bring in mind the thoughts about never ending deadlines back at home while you are at your to do lists on your trip.
Also oversharing on social media takes the charm out of your travel and you might end up feeling exhausted for nothing. You will certainly have to draw the line of getting plugged in all the time for you will have to feel more in control as you are back once again. There might be zero post trip benefit or otherwise.
You are back to the daily grind only with new memories. You will have to unload, organise, edit and share to the bare minimum.
A digital photo frame and journal always comes in handy for putting the next in your wishlist into action. To avoid post travel blues it is always advisable to keep the souvenirs and wearables you bought yourself on your trip handy and try to incorporate them in to your daily life. Pin the boarding passes and the tickets on your work desk while you are at it with a pile of work mails and try not to engage yourself into mindless surfing on the internet from where you have just returned.
Go through the journal while you were at your imaginative and creative best on your trip. You can cook exotic dishes of the place you have travelled to if you have stocked up some spices and sauces in your souvenirs and get the feel of being at the place where you where.
Do not boil yourself down with the thoughts of the extra chunks of money that went overspent on your trip. Instead take mental notes and do not repeat them in your next.
Keep in touch with the allies that you made out there on your trip and certainly host them when and if they visit the place you live in.
You have to move on for you will never be able to focus on the next and therefore there would be nothing to look forward to.
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