The post-holiday depression, also known as post-holiday syndrome, is an emotional process that takes place after a holiday period.
This process describes the inability to adapt to work and / or return to normal duties or responsibilities.
The symptoms that occur are physical, such as fatigue, loss of hunger, lack of concentration or sleep disorders, and mental irritability, nervousness or sadness, etc.. According to experts in psychology , these symptoms appear during approximately seven to ten weeks.
The post-holiday depression affects people with little resilience or adaptability and a low frustration tolerance. It manifests itself more acutely in those who must return to the routine tasks in harsh or hostile environments or where repetitive, with few incentives, awards and / or motivation tasks are performed.
How to prevent post-holiday depression?
The best practice to prevent post-holiday depression is returning to everyday habits a few days before joining the work.
- It is preferable to start performing regular hours go a few days before returning.
- And take sufficient time to get to work without haste and resume gradually work tasks, scheduling, organizing tasks or as dosing amount and focus necessary objectives and priorities in real time.
- Try not to fall into the routine and monotony: Itinerary changes, conversations and social relationships.
- Make sport, techniques or activities that relax us to establish a self-seeking rest and food.
- Do not stop doing what we do on vacation that motivates us as being in touch with nature, socialize and distracted, individual activities we like ...
It is also important to take into account the duration of downtime. It is advisable to divide annual holidays instead of taking long periods with changing habits difficult to regain.