Video collection | Post-holiday reactions

We’re all familiar with those back-to-work, post-holiday syndrome, and they make you sick and annoyed. This post is a collection of people’s reaction when holiday is over. Some of them are really funny and you’ll feel like they are describing your feelings. So let’s watch it!


Post-holiday complaint after Christmas  

“Depression kicks in.”


Promotion ad from Ritual’s cosmetic

Though I don’t want to keep that post-holiday feelings, it’s an interesting way for promotion and attraction.

Episode 1: Urban Scuba Diving

Episode 2: Amsterdam Beach


Post-trip Depression

Diagnosed symptoms:

  • I don’t wanna go home. I don’t wanna end my trip. BUT you have to.
  • Feeling tired, don’t want to move.
  • Ignoring your suitcase, don’t want to pack up.
  • Reminiscing the highlight during holiday.
  • Longing to be back on holiday.
  • I’m feeling SO BLUE.


Tips sharing

It’s a bit long video since the blogger was talking about her story, her personal experience during the holiday. But the tips are pretty useful and here’s the summarized doc point:

  • Do some cleaning, open up a new beginning.
  • Throw a party, get something to look forward to.
  • Re-sensitizing yourself and home, bring back good feelings.
  • Prepare for next holiday.

Jie. X.

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Experience | Does trip worsen post-holiday syndrome?

Travel is always one of the top three choices for holiday plan. It’s time to give yourself some reward for hardworking days, and push you into the space you haven’t known much about it before. It should be fun and excited except some unpleasurable moments might occur accidentally. However, you will notice that the hardest moment during journey is returning home. The adjustment of back to normality is so difficult, maybe you feel like suffer more from post-holiday syndrome.

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Balcony view from Crown Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.  Photo by me

I was chatting with my sister in early afternoon about her trip to Maldives last week. She had a fabulous travel and much enjoyable time. It was a New Year plan and she finally made it come true. I can see her happiness from all her posts during the journey, and I know she is going through the tough time after vacation right now. The first few days in journey are full of excitement and new experience. You met with new people, tasted and smelled food you can’t identify. You might see the views from internet or photograph before, but now they are presenting in front of your eyes, and you are able to capture this moment on your own. As time pasts and you know it’s time to end up the trip, but definitely don’t want to leave and back to normal life. Gradually, you will find tiredness coming from all directions, and getting a little nostalgic when you return home.

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Screenshot of my friend’s holiday status

My sister said she started work at night when was back. That is so crazy! She doesn’t even give herself a break to adjust tiredness and routine, but jumps into two extremely different life modes. She still dreamed the beach and sea at nights. She’s trying to quickly adjust to normality but still find quite hard.

If you are planning trips for holiday, I suggest you make it at early beginning in order to give yourself some time to adjust your normal routine after trip. Because you would possibly experience double post-holiday blues from trip and post-trip.

Jie. X.

Holiday Guide | Shopping websites EP1

Today is the first day of the mid-term break, I suppose everyone feels relaxed and excited now. Do you have any ideas about where to travel or what to do at home? 

Here, I find some fun websites that include shopping websites,suggestions for vacation and travel guide websites for you to have a look.

If you haven’t think of any things to do outside, maybe try shopping online because I always do this, lol.

Feelunique: A shopping website of beauty products that can be shipped worldwide free over 20$ It has widerange of fragances, make up, skin care products , hair products, etc. http://www.feelunique.com/

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                Screenshot from the feelunique website. 

Here is another suggestion for you to do at home which is an article published on Apartment theraphy website

Things you do on vacation that you could at homehttp://www.apartmenttherapy.com/5-things-you-do-on-vacation-th-90324

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Screenshot from the apartmenttherapy website.

If you want to travel then here is a useful travel website that I find, it also has app which could be convenient to use on phones.

Lonelyplanet: A travel guide webiste which has expert advice, travel tips, destination information and inspirations: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ This website providel travel information all over the world, but if you are interested in certain place, for example, Australia, then go to this website: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia

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screenshot from lonelyplanet website

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screenshot from lonelyplanet Australia website.

Leave comments or share your fun websites with us

I will update more blogs as well

Xinru. H.