Monday, May 13, 2019

5 Ways to Beat Post-Travel Depression

When you travel, you are excited to visit new places, to meet new people, to experience new traditions and to try new food. Active lifestyle, no alarm mornings, nature walks and late night parties. Everything is fun and entertaining.



Then you are back home, back to work, back to the routine.

Your adrenaline is low, you feel miserable and really empty. You are hit by the Post Travel Depression, so common among travellers. It may last for weeks or months and affect your mental wellbeing urging you to procrastinate, give up everything or even book another trip:) 

I have always suffered post-travel depression except for my last short trip that I took for 10 days. 



Here are  5 ways how I beat Post-Travel Depression


1- Take some Time to Rest 

Plan wisely. Instead of getting back the night before you are supposed to go back to work, give yourself at least a couple of days to recover and relax before the working week starts.
We do need a few days to unpack, do laundry, go grocery shopping and to ease the stress of multiple time zones and jet-lag.

2- Relive your Trip Through Videos and Photos

You must have probably taken hundreds of photos and numerous videos. I like to go through them and share them with my friends and family, post some of them on my social media accounts and edit them to make home movies. Moreover, you can hang some of them on the walls to surround yourself with your unforgettable experiences and memories.

3- Organize the Souvenirs

You must have a favorite souvenir or a knick-knack that you keep bringing from the places you visit. Some people collect fridge magnets, others T-shirts or caps. Whatever you fetch, you can enjoy your time creating a visible corner for their display to keep reminding you of the wonderful time you had. I even bring traditional food and beverages with me that can take me back to my trip days. 

4-Explore your country

Look at your country with the eyes of a tourist. There are definitely many places you haven't been before, small villages, local shops and restaurants you haven't visited before, farm markets, bazars, festivals and other events happening every week. Imagine you had a guest , where would you take him first? If you are a photography lover like me, you would grab your camera and head on exploring the hidden gems of your country.

5- Plan for your next trip

Now, that you are a more experienced traveler, you can start planning for your next trip. And you can plan better, as you may have learned some useful travel tips and hacks to save money and make the most of your time.
You can even start learning the language of the country you are planning to visit.

And it doesn't matter where you have been and where you are, you can still be in a better place.  Just change your mindset and prepare for a greater adventure. And keep planning it as it is the most exciting part of it all.

What about you? 

Have you ever suffered from Post-Travel Depression? 

How do you beat your Post-Travel Depression and what's your next travel destination?


Shank You Very Much

11 comments:

  1. Great tips! Making sure we get back a couple of days before work and "real life" starts up again is definitely something we try to make sure of when travelling anywhere! Who wants to get home and get up for work the very next day!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Renee @ Maritime Mama

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    1. Some people try to make the most of it and get back only the day before the working week starts.

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  2. Oh, I know this one well :) - great post! It's so hard to come back from a great trip and readjust to the daily grind #globalblogging

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  3. That's true!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

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  4. I started new friendships, found interest in new subjects and really started to come out of my shell.

    Presence Academy founder

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    1. That's a great tip, starting something new always helps you beat depression.

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  5. I didn't know this was a thing but looking back at some of my travels I now see what you are talking about. I don't travel very often but I can see how this would be an issue for those that do. Especially if you don't come back home until the day before you have to start work. I definitely agree with giving it a few days to get back into your home routine and unwind before starting the grind. #GlobalBlogging

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    1. it's especially harder to cope with when you travel seldom I guess and you have a long way until your next destination

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  6. We don't travel abroad but I can acknolwedge that we put a lot into our holidays so coming home is always a bit of an anticlimax. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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    1. You are absolutely right, thanks for giving it a read and for leaving a comment!

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