You’ve had a long and tiring flight, you’re all jet-lagged and your family is asking you what you want to do for dinner. You feel like all the energy has been drained out of your body, but then one of them says “all you can eat crab legs!” Suddenly, the tiredness melts away as your stomach starts growling with hunger. It might sound ridiculous at first, but if this sounds familiar then I have good news: it’s not too late! There are still some quick and easy steps you can take to return from a vacation without turning into the crabby person who never wants to do anything but curl up on your couch.
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After all, it’s not too late! It might sound ridiculous at first, but if this sounds familiar then I have good news: there are still some quick and easy steps you can take to return from a vacation without turning into that crabby person who never wants to do anything but curl up on their couch. Here are 11 of those sneaky little habits that will help get you in shape before things start getting stressful again.
Stay away from processed foods – The best way to avoid all that post-vacation weight gain is to ensure you’re packing your suitcase with healthy foods and snacks.
Drink plenty of water – It’s really easy to forget about drinking enough fluids when you’re at the beach or on a cruise ship all day, but getting dehydrated can have some serious health consequences.
Exercise daily – When we return from vacations, it often feels like our schedules are full again. Set aside time each day for things like yoga, biking, walking or anything else that will help release endorphins naturally in order to relieve stress and ward off sore muscles due to lack of exercise during vacation.
Get outside every day – Head out into nature as soon as possible after returning from a vacation. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, the fresh air and sun can do wonders to help you decompress after being in an artificial environment all day or night.
Get back into your routine – Don’t try to change too much when returning from vacation. It may be tempting to radically overhaul your schedule post trip, but this will likely make adjustment harder than necessary. You’ll want to sleep more, so don’t set yourself up for insomnia by cutting down on that time.
Limit screen time – Our brains react differently while we’re out of town because there are different stimuli around us (and fewer). Once we return home though, everything is way busier again with work emails piling up and family members running through the house.
Have a meal by yourself – Traveling can be an awesome way to expand your horizons or meet new people, but it’s also important for everyone in the family to have some time alone when they return from vacation. If you’re not sure where to start with this on their own thing, suggest that one of them cook dinner all by themselves (or lunch!). It will give both of you peace and quiet!
Get back into your routine – Don’t try to change too much when returning from vacation. The temptation may be there because everything is different now; don’t overdo it at first though as this could make adjustment harder than necessary. You’ll want more sleep so don’t set yourself up for insomnia by going to bed too early.
Use a timer when you’re cooking for the first time in order to avoid burning your meal, and make sure that they don’t get distracted by Netflix or anything else while preparing their food. One of the best ways to prevent getting lost in all the new information is still through old habits – so try practicing something like yoga every day as part of your routine again. If you have trouble with this then just start small- it doesn’t need to be too long or complicated at first!
Get back into your old hobbies – With all that fresh air from vacation, there’s nothing better than coming home and curling up on the couch with a good book (or maybe even making some art!).