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My Post-Vacation Blues

The post-vacation blues are a real thing.ย  It’s not just jet-lag, which I manage to avoid by timing my meals, staying very hydrated, using masks and headsets on the plane, and exercising to get my body back in the schedule.ย  Post-vacation blues are more difficult to manage because it’s a perspective that takes over.ย  Brain overstimulation in the form of sights, sounds, delicious foods, shopping, sunshine, and immersion in a new culture. I got back from an exciting two week vacation on Tuesday, just four days ago. At first I was really busy with work for my Pragmatism class at UBC, and then writing.ย  But today I had to go into my workplace and it struck me again: real life is, well… it’s just not vacation! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s easy to idealize a foreign culture and way of life when you’re in a good mood and having fun.ย  So, what’s the cure to my post-vacation blues? Why can’t I love my “regular” life as much as vacation? Solution: Find the beauty in regular life.ย  Lucky that …