Post-vacational syndrome

Post-vacational syndrome is an adaptive process after a vacation period where we switch from holiday mode to the stress of our daily life and routine.

The duration of the disorder usually lasts between 10 and 15 days. Once the person gets used to going back to his/her day-to-day routine, the symptoms usually disappear. Conscious breathing can help you control the symptoms of this syndrome.

If you want to know who is most prone to developing this disorder and how to reduce its symptoms, you will find this article interesting.

Which people are more prone to post-holiday stress?

  • People who even before starting a job already know even the smallest detail of the things they have to do. They like to feel in control and like to take notes on everything, and whose agendas are full. They have a low tolerance for frustration and any change can be fatal.
  • People who are afraid of facing work situations for which they believe they are not prepared to do. They are afraid of being able to do what they are asked to do at work. Avoiding and delegating responsibilities are one of his/her strategies for dealing with problems.
  • people who use strict routines to bring their work under control. They are usually people affected with obsessive compulsive disorders, which can seriously affect their health.
  • People with negative thoughts that make them feel anxious, sad, and irritable. They are constantly thinking that their work is badly done or that they will soon be fired.

What are the symptoms of Post-Vacational Syndrome?

The most common symptoms of Post-Vacational Syndrome may vary depending on the affected person. Although the most common symptoms are usually:

-Stress and anxiety.


-lack of appetite or excessive appetite.


-Lack of interest or demotivation

-Myalgia or muscle aches.

-Lack of concentration.

Tips to lessen the symptoms of Post-Vacational Syndrome:

-It is advisable to return from vacation a few days before starting work, in order to have a healthy adaptive period.

-Return to routine activities gradually.

-The days before returning to your routine, it is advisable to get used to the hours that are normally used on working days.

-Practice exercise on a regular basis to raise serotonin levels and reduce stress.

-Avoid victimhood and complaint.

-Plan a next trip. This can help regain the illusion for a new project and reduce anxiety symptoms.

Therefore, breathing is key when it comes to controlling and managing the symptoms associated with post-vacational syndrome.

Practicing meditation and breathing exercises can help you control your mental state and improve symptoms of stress and anxiety.

With our App Reset Life, you can help your mental state with our breathing exercises.  They will help you take control and allow you to return to your routine in a healthy way.

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