Relish your memories
Studies have shown that one of the easiest ways to recover from post-vacation depression is to create memories from the trip, creatively, such as:
– Printing and framing the photos from the trip;
– Creation of a blog about the trips made;
– Collecting tickets from the places visited, along with pictures;
– Making photo albums or fridge magnets with photos;
– Exhibition of purchased souvenirs.
Take time to yourself
Most people enjoy the vacation because it brings them more time with themselves. But making time for yourself is possible every day, not only during the holidays.
Quality sleep, regular exercise, and a nutrient-dense diet—these healthy lifestyle cornerstones are recommended by experts to boost mood and manage depression symptoms. Between late-night festivities, sugary snacks and long to-do lists, these practices often fall to the wayside during the holiday season. Re-establishing them as a regular and non-negotiable fixture in your routine is essential for getting back on track if you’re struggling emotionally.
Schedule time for fun.
Social interaction is a critical component of enhanced well-being. Now that the holiday parties have petered out, an empty calendar might feel a bit depressing. Filling up your planner with activities you enjoy will give you something to look forward to and help keep the contrast effect at bay. It’s easy to withdraw when you’re feeling down. Reaching out to and getting face time in with friends and other people you care about—even when you don’t feel like it—can also provide a much-needed boost.
Be patient and go easy on yourself.
Post-holiday blues won’t stick around forever. In the meantime, cut yourself some slack. Don’t beat yourself up for feeling the way you do and take the time you need to find your footing. If symptoms do persist, consider consulting a specialist.
Looking after your mental health
We understand that emotional support after a holiday is important. For this reason, our team of psychotherapists are here for you anytime you want to get in touch with someone.
SupportRoom offers flexible mental health support for employees in the form of online therapy, self-help tools, and wellbeing monitoring. Besides, it helps leaders identify mental health trends in the workplace with data-driven insights. This way, you can implement changes and mental health initiatives knowing exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.
You can find out more information about SupportRoom here. Do you want to find out how we can bring mental support to your organisation? Book a call here and let’s get to know each other.