So you’re finally going on that vacation you’ve been waiting for so long.
You try to finish your work as good as you can.
You make sure you leave your home clean.
You survive that last bit of stress at the airport.
Until it’s time to get that tan, read those books and spend time with people you actually like.
And suddenly, before you know it, you’re back to real world.
But hey, that’s OK!
Because during your mental and physical break you have decided that life after will be better.
Both you’re head and email box are clean and clear.
It’s like a new start.
You’re going to plan your work and house hold better.
No more stress about any stupid insults others might make.
When you come home, work is over and there is only time to relax.
Yet, WHY doesn’t it work like that in reality??
First, because one week is not long enough to really find peace with your mind and body.
But IT IS long enough to make your email box and washing machine explode.
Second, you made these plans for the world to be surrounded by unicorns and rainbows, but others around you might not been able to take a vacation since Christmas.
And even if they did, an asshole remains an asshole.
This morning we got back from one week of paradise and I now wonder why yesterday I felt like I was floating on clouds and today I am already stressing about everything.
What are going we to cook for the entire week?
Where I am going to find a place to dry all the clothes?
How did I get 2 missed phone calls and 4 emails during a toilet break?
Was the money we paid for the trip even worth it?!?!
I’d be lying if I said I enjoy life thoroughly.
Considering the fact my days exist of waking up 5:30 and spend 2 hours of traffic jam on the way back from work.
Weekends are nice, but too damn short.
Honestly, the time off, the time you get to spend just for you and that significant other, might be the only thing worth in life.
How depressing 😉
Do you also make a list of improvements to apply after a mental break?
How do you deal with reality after a dream vacation?