When you are on vacation to a place that is fun and unforgettable, because of the weather, environment, or heaven there, not infrequently, so happy with paradise, you will continue to roll back the experience on the way home after the holidays.
However, if you keep thinking about it, you might experience the condition of Post-Vacation Blues, or better known as Post-Holiday Syndrome (PHS).
What is Post-Holiday Syndrome?
According to Psychologist Post-Holiday Syndrome is a condition that disrupts the quality and productivity of one’s life. This (PHS) happens to someone after a vacation. Usually, because the vacation is too long. The mood is still on holiday even though he has to go back and function in a normal life rhythm like work or study.
The common symptoms of PHS are feeling lazy, not excited, not enthusiastic, and not cheerful in carrying out daily routines. Although the symptoms are a bit similar to jet lag, PHS can make someone grumpy. In other words, you are like a little depressed after the holidays.
In one case, children affected by PHS sometimes will always want to continue playing, so that disrupt learning time. As for adults, PHS will sometimes make someone complain. If a complaint occurs in an office environment, it will affect the feelings and productivity of others.
According to Psychologist, PHS can also occur if someone feels unhappy in their original place but feels happy when holidays. People will like a place that makes them happy and comfortable. If until someone likes a vacation spot and does not want to go home, especially children, then parents will think there is something wrong with their home.
This can happen if the state of the house is not as clean as where they stay while on vacation. Of course, with such conditions, they will always remember their place on vacation and make them sad because they have to go back home.
In the case of STDs experienced by children, Mira also said, this might occur due to differences with the family environment. It could be when they are on vacation, their family is fine, so that makes them happy. But when they returned home, his family often quarrelled again.
PHS experienced by adults and children occurred because of something that could not be fulfilled at their place of residence but fulfilled where they were on vacation.
Some of them are demands for achievement, harmony between people and others, living conditions, and the freedom they feel. While for adults, PHS might occur due to factors from work or relationships with partners that make them unhappy.
How to deal with Post-Holiday Syndrome
The way to overcome PHS is to take responsibility for positioning their situation and thoughts into their daily routine as before and become professional. Because, if they continue to complain or in unproductive circumstances, it will give a bad example to the surrounding environment. If they have children, they can make the energy in the house negative.
Be grateful that it’s a vacation. Be positive in welcoming workdays again. In the office and workplace, be focused and work smart.
While the way to deal with STDs in children, the return time from vacation should not be too close to the time of returning to school. That way, children have time to adapt back to the initial routine.
During the adaptation period, children can be invited to get up again in the morning, have regular breakfast and lunch, organize their wardrobe and study table, tidy up their school books, and sleep faster. By doing activities around the house, children can quickly recover from PHS.
Adapting someone from vacation time to leisure time at home is very important to prepare themselves to go back to their original routine. Changing is a process that makes the human brain have to work differently and will drain energy. Therefore, the length of time a person is travelling has a significant influence on the occurrence of PHS.
When long (time spent on vacation), they have adapted to where he is on vacation. Usually, it will happen if they take a vacation for about three months.
The longer a person travels to a place, the more likely someone will be exposed to PHS. Even more so if the site visited has different time zones and extreme weather, differences in temperature, time and food.
PHS will occur in children depending on their respective temperaments. If they have a low mood, they tend to recover faster from PHS. PHS should not happen until it drags on. If this happens, the person experiencing it may have problems with their lives.
Psychologically healthy adults can control themselves and their lives. Therefore they will not be affected by Post-Holiday Syndrome/Post-vacation blues. If anything, they will only experience it for a while.