Having the time of your life on vacation and then having to transition back into your daily life can be a challenge. Vacation is all about relaxation, spending your time as you wish and leaving responsibility behind. Coming home to handle the responsibilities of maintaining a household, responding to unanswered work emails and children having to go back to school can be very underwhelming for everyone.
So, here is our advice on transitioning back into the daily routine after a great trip!
Create a Checklist
Have a checklist outlining what you want to be accomplished before, during and after the vacation. Having a list outlining all these points helps with organizing your trip and will help you to properly prepare and slip back into the routine upon coming home.
Clean the house before leaving
You won’t appreciate coming home from your nice, relaxing vacation to a messy house that needs cleaning. Ensuring everything is in order prior to departing means you’ll just need to handle dirty clothing from your trip.
Make Sure to Exercise
For many of us, time away means a relaxed diet, late-night dinners and maybe more alcohol consumption than usual. This can leave you feeling sluggish and tired once your trip is over. In addition to cleaning up any negative eating habits you acquired over your trip, exercising is a great way to start feeling better and get your energy levels up.
Schedule a Couple R&R Days Upon Returning Home
Hitting the office or having the kids jump right back into school, the day after returning from a trip is difficult. Ideally, add a couple days to rest once you’ve returned home. Depending on your travel destination, you may even have to battle jet lag and having a couple days to get back to normal means everyone will be happier and more productive when getting back to work or school.