Like most of us would do, you too must have invested quite a bit of your time and energy into planning the perfect vacation. But just as packing the right stuff and visiting all the amazing locations in Sri Lanka is important, you should also take some time to think about how you can make a smooth transition back to your daily routine once you return after an amazing holiday. Here are a few steps you could follow through so that you can treasure the spectacular experiences you enjoyed in this wonderful land, and you also enjoy all the positive benefits a great holiday can create for you.
- Don’t put off unpacking
While you might be tempted to take a long nap and rest, this is the first step you must not put off for too long. Rest is definitely essential to help your body recover from the change in time zones, strenuous hikes and much more; but you should not forget to unpack your bags. Think of this as a bit of exercise for your mind and body and will also save you from having to deal with any unpleasant odours that can develop with time.
- Actively engage in some healthy practices
Let’s face it, we all tend to spoil ourselves a little extra when we are out on holiday; and how could you forget all the delicious Sri Lankan food you would have been relishing all along the way? Well now that you are back, you might want to actively engage a few extra health conscious practices which will prevent you from experiencing a holiday burnout. Munching on fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water and exercising are great ways to get you back on track.
- Take care of your dirty laundry
Washing your dirty clothes and cleaning stuff probably is the last thing on your mind but having to rummage through unclean clothes which have been lying around for a while is much worse. You can make this task slightly less tiresome if you stay in a property that offers laundry services like this best-selling apartment we feature in Colombo or this awesome guesthouse in Galle which are located in some of the most top-visited destinations in the island. Once you do get about cleaning you might even want to wash the unworn clothes to make sure they stay fresh for subsequent use. Make sure you air dry all carry bags and everything else as well to minimise any damage occurring from moisture accumulation.
- Filter your photos and share your memories
You most probably would have been quite active sharing pictures and posting all sorts of stuff on Social Media during your travels. When you return back this momentum might slow down a bit. Once you get back home this would be a great time to filter through your photos, create important backups, clear storage space, and of course relive the wonderful memories you enjoyed during your time out. This will sure help beat the post-vacation blues you might feel and create a more positive outlook for you.
- Keep something to remind yourself you need to plan your next vacation
Before you shove your suitcase into its cozy hiding place you might want to think about taking some time to plan your next vacation as well. Most frequent travellers remain a few essential travel items like toiletries, eye mask and travel pillow in their luggage. This way you don’t have to take time packing these items each and every time, and it also gives you the feeling that you are ready to go on holiday once again.
Once you have got things sorted after your trip to Sri Lanka in this way you can catch up with friends and family by sharing the wonderful experiences you enjoyed, and spread the love by distributing the souvenirs you picked up for your loved ones. Oh, you could also start sifting through your office emails much lightheartedly knowing that you took the time off to enjoy a well-deserved vacation.