Post-holiday depression

Written by: Rosa Guillén Ferrer
Published: | Updated: 12/10/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The post-holiday depression, also known as post-holiday syndrome, is an emotional process that takes place after a holiday period.

Post-holiday depression 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.

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By Rosa Guillén Ferrer

Prestigious specialist in psychology, Rosa Guillen Ferrer is certified as General Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist (Europsy). Psicooncología expert, forensic psychology, grief and trauma specialist, among other treatments. Degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona in 1999, has studied various courses related to their specialty. It is also a founding partner of the Association Creativity AQUARELLA Therapeutics which has developed its activity among others in the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital of Barcelona. Teacher trainer of professionals and students of geriatric field in the public and private sectors in different areas of management. He has held management positions as head of Human Resources and coordinated social and health projects in the field of NGOs. Collaborator in disseminating content in the field of psychology in different print media, radio and TV. Online therapy (Skype) also available. The brilliant career of this psychologist makes it a first class professional.

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