First, I must apologise for my absence over the last few weeks! For those that may not know, I got engaged while I was on holidays and have been very busy of late. I will try to post as often as I can!
So today’s post is called ‘Wandering.’ It’s a bit misleading, since I was definitely not wandering around Paris when these photos were taken. I was walking towards Notre Dame with purpose, but I thought the title suited my mood more than anything.
Post-holiday depression is a very real and terrible thing. Travelling can open up your mind and let you have some incredible experiences, but it can also distract you from your goals. Here are my 3 basic tips for trying to combat this draining affliction.
1. Unpack your bags and organise your photos/souvenirs as soon as you get home.
Sometimes this can be hard (or even impossible), but getting your house cleaned up and ready to go can really de-clutter your thoughts and keep you motivated.
2. Take up a hobby, or learn something new.
Learning new and interesting things can be just as exciting as going on holidays. If you fell in love with the culture you were immersed in, you could try:
- Learning the language
- Decorating your home taking inspiration from the culture
- Writing a novel or short story based on the location/s you just visited
- Cooking some traditional cuisine
3. Revaluate and set new goals.
Holidays can allow you to see your life in a different way, especially when it involves travelling overseas and experiencing a different culture. Take the opportunity to evaluate what you have learned, and use that knowledge to set some fresh goals.
I hope that this has given you some ideas. If you find that none of these things help, you can always start planning your next holiday! 🙂
Until next time, au revoir!