How to Beat Post-Holiday Blues?

Do you find yourself experiencing low moods after a long holiday? This might be due to “post-vacation syndrome”. Such emotional responses typically occur when people return to “normal life” after enjoying a splendid vacation, with common symptoms including insomnia, fatigue, irritability, and anxiety.
Unlike depression, these emotional reactions are transient and usually improve over time. However, if you feel bothered, and it even affects your daily life, the following suggestions may help you fight post-holiday blues:
  1. Pick Up Healthy Lifestyle Again:During the holiday, there's often a tendency to indulge in excessive eating and drinking, potentially leading to the consumption of too much sugar, fat, and alcohol, as well as experiencing sleep deprivation. Not only can this result in being out of shape, but it may also contribute to low moods. The key to physical and mental recovery lies in maintaining a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate rest after the holiday. Even small changes, such as a 10-minute walk after dinner every day, can bring about a noticeable mood boost. Blua Health's “Keep Moving,” “Stay Hydrated,” and “Eat Green” features are helpful tools during this time!

  2. Increase Interactions with Family and Friends: Connecting with family and friends to share life's moments can significantly uplift your spirits.

  3. Find New Hobbies and Pleasures: Exploring interests and hobbies, like acquiring new skills or enjoying outdoor walks, can shift your focus and provide a positive distraction from negative emotions.

Be patient and take it easy on yourself as you transition back to work after the holiday. Allow time for adjusting your emotions and mindset. Remember to take breaks within your busy work schedule to alleviate feelings of restlessness and stress. Taking a break is for accomplishing a longer journey, so prioritise your mental health for a more positive and healthy future!

All content on this page does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All the information, including text, images, and external links, is provided for general health informational purposes and is intended for reader reference only. None of the content on this page can substitute any professional medical advice. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor.

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