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Post-Holiday Blues

Today, I am feeling rather sorry for myself.  I’m sat at home, having a sick day off work, thinking of all the things I should be doing but not having the energy to actually get up and do them all.

I don’t know whether it’s post-holidays blues after our amazing time in Cuba that’s making me feel so rubbish or just my body not wanting to cooperate with my head.  I can imagine it screaming at me now “STOP DOING STUFF!! I can’t keep up!! No, not listening?  Fine then, I’ll make you ill instead”.  Cue evil laugh from my weary body.

Holiday blues coming home from Tunisia

Holiday blues coming home from Tunisia

I can’t be the only one who gets holiday blues though.  Surely everyone comes back from one trip and, as soon as they’ve landed back in the same old home town, already miserable and wishing they were back in some far off destination, starts planning the next one straight away?

I always make sure we have something lined up to look forward to and, not one to boast (okay, that’s a lie, I totally am one to boast), we have some super exciting plans over the coming months.

In just 2 weeks time we’ll be on our way to Italy to spend Easter in Tuscany and the Italian Riviera.  I’ve been eagerly checking the weather every day hoping that we’ll be gifted with a slight bit of sunshine in the beautiful villages of Cinque Terre.

Despite having lived so close to Ireland our whole lives, neither of us have stepped foot on Irish ground.  So, over the May bank holiday weekend, we’re taking a quick visit to Dublin to explore a new destination.

We’ve finally managed to plan a trip back to one of our favourites places in the world this summer – Gibraltar.  This is where we got married 8 years ago and I have family from here so it’s like a second home to me.  We’ll be staying on the super amazing super luxurious ‘Super Yacht Hotel’ to celebrate my mum’s 50th opps, sorry mum, I mean 28th birthday.

Source: Sunborn Hotels

Mr Ayla has wanted to return to Cornwall for years to try out some surfing on one of the lovely beaches.  I have no idea why as he was completely hopeless at it the first time!  I was even more hopeless so this time my feet will be staying firmly on ground while I watch (and laugh) at his attempts from the comfort of the sandy beach.

Attempting some water sports in Noosa, Australia

Attempting some water sports in Noosa, Australia

So, whether it’s holiday blues or my body just telling me to slow it down, either way I’m not listening.  I may be snuggled up in my pjs under the duvet right now (if someone wants to bring me some soup that would be much appreciated), but I don’t let these things knock me down for long.  And it always helps when my lovely husband brings me my favourite flowers home to cheer me up 🙂

Do you get post-holiday blues?  What do you do to cheer yourself up?


25 thoughts on “Post-Holiday Blues

  1. jogonmum says:

    Hope you feel better soon! So much going about – I was ill in bed last Monday, I just physically couldn’t move! Think we’re definitely being told to slow down! Thank God for lovely hubby’s – mine worked from home so he could look after the Blue One and drop off/collect the Pink One from school! Managed 2hrs out of my PJs that day to take the Blue One to his footie session! I love orchids! Get well soon xxx

    • Ayla says:

      Ugh it’s rubbish – we should all be celebrating and happy now that spring is on the way! Aww thanks. Hope you’re all better now too 🙂

  2. Packing my Suitcase says:

    Awnnn 😦 I know that feeling!
    My worse post holiday blues was after my honeymoon to the Maldives hahaha it took a while to get over it!
    And as you, I also like to have things planned, so when I get back from one holiday I am already looking forward to the next one! Its awesome that you already have a few amazing trips planned! Cheer up girl, you are going to be in amazing Italy in a few days ❤
    I think you loved Cuba too much hahaha 😀

    • Ayla says:

      That must have been horrid coming back from the Maldives. Especially when it was such a special trip too. Luckily we have our blogs so we absolutely HAVE to travel just for the blogs 😉 Definitely loved Cuba so so much! Thank you lovely, you always make me smile ❤

      • Packing my Suitcase says:

        hahaha yesss, I’m very happy that we have our blogs! Blogging makes us smile and excited for the next trip 😀
        Awnn you’re welcome, I’m glad I make you smile 😀 whenever you need it just let me know 😉 haha

  3. emilycharlotteray says:

    Eep, I know that feeling hun – currently sitting here having just arrived back home from a trip to Austria and am frantically pouring over every picture I took, and even planning my next trip, ha! Hope you’re feeling much better soon (I’ll send some soup in the post 😀 )

    • Ayla says:

      Oh going through photos after coming back from a trip is great but also horrid how much it makes you want to be back there! I’ve actually just uploaded all my Cuba photos to Facebook so I’m wishing I was back there right now! Hope you had a fantastic time in Austria 🙂

    • Ayla says:

      Yes I’m thoroughly looking forward to Traverse this weekend and Italy next week so lots of things to cheer me up! The yacht does look pretty awesome doesn’t it? Can’t wait to stay there!

  4. LondonKiwiEmma says:

    I’m very similar – and usually planning the next trip somewhere, anywhere before the 0 lane hits the tarmac! It sounds like you have a wonderful array lined up!

  5. worldjourneysdiscover says:

    I think the post-travel blues are inevitable. When you get back everything that annoyed you before you left is still the same, and seems even worse! I got back 2 weeks ago and had packed so much in I didnt feel like I’d had a rest. An adventure, yes, but I’d worked so hard the months approaching the 4 week trip my body never got the rest it needed. Which leads to a little depression no doubt. Best thing to do, head down, hard work towards the next adventure!

    • Ayla says:

      No some trips – no matter how amazing they are – are just exhausting. We need a proper relaxing holiday as soon as we get back! I totally agree – looking forward to the next adventure is what it’s all about 🙂

  6. wisemonkeysabroad says:

    Hope you are feeling better now… But totally must be holiday blues 😦 That feeling does suck BUT at least you have so many exciting trips lined up ahead for you! Plenty to look forward to 🙂

    • Ayla says:

      2 weeks means definite holiday blues but I get them even after a weekend away haha! Clearly I don’t like the responsibilities of working and paying bills 😉

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