How to Overcome Your Post-Travel Blues

How to Overcome Your Post-Travel Blues

For months or even years, you have been planning to take the vacation of a lifetime! You worked on saving money, researched where you wanted to go and planned all sorts of fun things for your travel adventure. You got butterflies in your stomach as you eagerly packed your bags, dropped off your beloved dog at the sitter and headed to the airport. After plenty of hours flying and driving, you finally reached your destination and had a simply glorious time on your trip.

and just like that, it’s over

You are back home feeling more sad that the journey is over than you are happy that you got to go in the first place. These feelings are normal and very common. And fortunately, with the help of the following tips, you can move past your post-travel blues:

Use Tech to Relive Some of The Best Moments of Your Trip

While the hundreds of photos that you took during your trip are a wonderful memento, you may be pining to truly feel and re-experience the sights and sounds of your vacation. Thanks to a smartphone with cutting-edge mobile processors, you may be able to do just that.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platform, considered one of the fastest mobile processors on the market today, offers both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) features that can help you feel like you are back at your travel destination. As one of the best mobile processors, the Snapdragon can also be used in conjunction with VR headsets for your Android phone, like Google Cardboard or Google Daydream, that will let you download and watch travel videos in vivid VR detail.

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Get Back Into a Regular Routine

After a couple of weeks of staying up late, eating all sorts of foods and maybe enjoying a few too many glasses of wine than usual, your body and mind will appreciate getting back into a predictable and healthy routine…

Consider joining a gym or taking your dog on daily walks through the neighborhood if your post-travel budget is on the slim side. Download a cooking app or two onto your phone and maybe try recreating some of your fave vacation dishes at home!

Getting back on a regular schedule can help you feel more like yourself again and shake those post-travel blues off.

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Get Busy Organizing Your Trip Memories

You know those zillions of photos that you took? Print out the best ones and treat yourself to some nice scrapbooking supplies and then spend some blissful evenings revisiting your adventure while you organize your pictures into an album.

If you don’t have the money or time to scrap, pin some of the pics to your wall or bulletin board or stick them to the fridge with magnets.

If you shot a lot of videos while you were traveling, teach yourself how to use a video editing program and invite your friends over to watch your vacation film.

Place the souvenirs that you purchased in spots of honor around your house, and if you met some new friends on your vacation, set up a Skype or FaceTime date to stay in touch!

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Feeling down after a highly anticipated trip is over is okay, but these feelings don’t have to go on forever. Immerse yourself in a VR tour of your vacation hot spots and embrace the memories with photos, while being gentle to your body with good sleep hygiene and meals. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling better and ready to start planning your next adventure!

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Jane Williamson

Jane Williamson

Jane Williamson is a travel blogger and digital nomad passionate about writing and discovering the world one country at a time. She finds joy in reading, practicing yoga, meditating and passionately learning more about life from each new person she meets.
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