LIFE after a VACATION ....

United States
June 25, 2007 8:16am CST
Have you ever taken a vacation or a long weekend away from your life that when you return it takes awhile to get back in the groove again?? Although our family vacation does not start until next week, my boyfriend and I went on an early weekend vacation to the place we are going to be renting for the family, right near the water and the beach, we had such a wonderful time, I find myself out of place today, unable to concentrate on work and really not feeling like working today. Ever had such a great time it is hard to come back to reality?? What did you do to snap back into it?
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17 responses
26 Jun 07
Last year yes. I am again this year, I'm going away for three weeks but it's no different than going away for a week really. It all seems to of changed and at first I don't back into things, just take it easy. ~Joey
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
26 Jun 07
to me it is always hard to come home and start work again and the anticipation of doing this damages mty time away
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Oh your vacation sounds wonderful but yes, I do know what you mean getting back into gear is difficult afterwards. I have actually planned vacations in the past so I had a couple days at least to 'recooperate' before having to go back to work. A little down-time before going back to the routine.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Yeah we had planned on coming back earlier but we had such a good time, we stayed later than expected. So good to see you again, my friend, take care!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes it's that way with every vacation! Just getting back into the routine is the only way I know to fix the euphoria that comes with time off to relax! I love vacations.
• United States
25 Jun 07
So do I, and I especially like the going out and trying it out before we bring the family, the was the best part, thanks for responding, it is truly appreciated.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
Hi. I love going on holiday with my family, and then getting home to a clean house, where all we have to do is pack our things away, but then it does take a day or so to get into that home mode...
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
26 Jun 07
The only time I can ever remember having this sort of problem was a few years ago when I went away to Australia for about 3 weeks. That's a long time to be away...from your life, from your country, your job! Not to mention the time difference. Honestly I left at like 10am from australia and got back to america about 7am the same day I left. it was bizarre! I got real sick when I got home from the time zone difference and all. When I went back to work I had to remember what I did and find out what all had happened while I was gone...catch everyone up on my trip, etc. etc. I think it took me probably a week to really get back into the flow of things.
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• Australia
26 Jun 07
Life after a holiday is always very dull... for me, every year summer holiday i go overseas and when i come back, i feel so bored and do not want to participate in anything, even sport and i even more so dont want to do any school work. This usually gets my parents mad and they often threaten me that we wont go on vacation next year T.T I can barely concentrate at school but after a week or two, every thing gets back on track and you are back on your daily routines, breakfast, school, lunch, homework, dinner, tv, games, sleep.... repeating over and over again I am so tired of this routine...so boring!!
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
It's been quite a while since I had that vacation you were talking about. But I really do miss it, specifically being near the rushing waves. Ooohhh, even just imagining myself into it gives me a great feeling. And another point you have there, the going back to reality is such so chaotic, I believe. Even just leaving 3 to 5 days off your work will give the paperwork great inches on your office table. But this is also the reason & maybe the secret formula (for me) to return to 'reality'. They occupy a lot of space that I do try my best to keep up with them in a steady and fast pace - to clear off my table literally.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
27 Jun 07
i always have the same thing as yours, whenever I go for a break for even two days I just dont want to come back. I am fine when working for a long but any break just upset my working mentallity and I want to take rest again and again. I notie that its just like my nephew who is at her 14 now and doesn't want to go to the school after every long and short vacation. Funny!
@ESKARENA1 (18300)
26 Jun 07
oh this happens to me every time i go away. When I retun it takes me a good few days to settle back into the many different roles i play, lol. Every now and then I can still be on holiday a few days after my return and this causes all sorts of problems, particularly at work blessed be
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I do share your feeling. I feel disoriented every time I go back to the office from a long vacation. I feel like all my officemates are busy doing something while I am there just staring at my sorroundings. It's like being in a new world and starting work all over again. So what I do post vacation is to go to the office a little earlier than usual so I will be able to have a quiet time to sync myself with work. Then I do little things like filing and sorting through my incoming file. With these, I am able to transition well from vacationland to work.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 Jun 07
It is usual and normal that one can never find a holiday too long. I always dread going back to work after a holiday. The working mood is simply not there especially when there is a pile piling up right in front of you the moment you sit down at your desk. My reality snaps when the phone start ringing. It is going to be a busy day for sure.
• United States
26 Jun 07
I had a 3-day weekend and found that it was extremely hard to get back into the swing of things today. Hopefully I will be back to semi-normal tomorrow.
• Canada
25 Jun 07
I find no matter where I go , it takes me a while to be myself again ... I get all out of whack , Homesick I guess they call it ... Not sure I`ve ever grown out of it , still get that way sometimes . Which is not a good thing considering I want to go visiit my sister , she`s asked me for almost 4 years . I keep telling her yes but something always stops it from happening ... But I`ll try to this summer ...
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 07
Very much so, whenever I go to my retreat I am a totally different person, I am relaxed, very very happy, my depression is non existant and I'm away from my housemate, it's peaceful it's bliss and you will see a very very different Wolfie, as soon as I get back it hits me like a gale force wind, it's like when I leave home I leave all my baggage behind and when I return from my vacation all that baggage is waiting for me on my return and fall back into a deep dark depression again and face reality, not nice!
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
well i have heard people say that they need a vaction to recover from their vacation or they need to go to work to recover... sometimes i even find it hard after a weekend, especially a long one!!!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I can't remember the last time we had a vacation. We have not had one since moving to Houston. I've tried to get the hubby to take one but he never has time. The last time I took any vacation time when I was working, I found it harded to concentrait on the last couple of days before. By the time the vacation was over I was glad to get back to work.
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
I'm a tad bit different once again, with me when i come home i instantly snap back to reality and see all the things i didn't do when i was gone. I usually go frantic trying to get it done before i go to bed and sometimes feel like I'm losing my mind completely. i guess i just can't really pull myself from that complete reality long enough to enjoy that relaxed feeling.