How best to deal with the return from summer holidays?
The summer holidays are already behind us and for many, returning to work means returning to those habits that often lead to initial imbalance and stress.
It is important to analyze this period and know how to listen to our body, tackling the usual routine – be it office, school, workshop and even physical activity such as sports training and the gym.
Our body needs a gradual reset. We cannot suddenly go from “DO NOTHING” to “DO EVERYTHING”. Our body is not an ON-OFF light switch and going from relaxation and rest mode to anxiety and stress due to commitments and work could cause different physical and psychological disorders.
But don’t worry, there are seven strategies to overcome stress and make returning from holidays less traumatic.
Returning from holidays could be traumatic if we allow ourselves to be mentally overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. Those responsible for managing the home may feel overwhelmed by simply “emptying the bags”, proceeding with the washing machines, or reorganizing family life.
Others think that once back in the city, after the summer revelry of tables and lunches or dinners, we must necessarily return to the gym and physical training to lose the extra kilos accumulated.
There are numerous examples but the important thing is to get back to routine and avoid falling into the temptation of doing everything right away. There’s no rush! Nobody chases you.
Returning to the previous examples, you can unpack a suitcase a day, or tidy up the house one room at a time… just as for athletes there is no need to throw themselves into the gym every day but to proceed with one workout in the first week, two in the second week until you return to your usual rhythms.
Sleep was probably our ally during the summer. We certainly took advantage of “not having an alarm clock in the morning” and therefore turned over in bed several times before facing the peaceful holiday holidays.
Several times we took much longer “siestas” and so our body slowly appropriated emotional happiness.
Here, back home from holidays we can recover these moments by going to bed a few hours earlier than usual, being able to give our sleep an extra hour, exactly like on holiday. This way the morning alarm won’t be totally hated.
Let’s remember that lack of sleep could have repercussions on the cardiovascular system and not just on the metabolism.
ACTIVE WITHOUT EXAGGERATING
It was the first suggestion. Little by little we return to our usual habits. Especially those foods that can affect the digestive system and cause intestinal stress.
In people with diabetes, overweight or metabolic syndrome, it is important to pay attention and monitor blood sugar and other values after a sudden change from a more active period to a more sedentary condition, and vice versa.
CHECK POWER SUPPLY
Those who have spent their holidays in hotels have certainly literally enjoyed the free buffets starting from breakfast.
Those who have been on a cruise have found the kitchens open 24 hours a day. Here, in these cases be careful because the amount of fat, salt and calories coming from unhealthy or low nutritional value ingredients have upset our balance and certainly altered our body weight.
For this reason, once you have returned to your family routine, postpone checking the scales for about ten days. Nobody judges you. But by making that careless gesture you will be the one to judge and cause yourself to fall into the most usual post-holiday frustration.
For those who suffer from high blood pressure, summer represents a period to lower stress by being deprived of those work tasks and a thousand worries.
Once back at work, with daily commitments, blood pressure could increase rapidly.
It is therefore necessary to carry out checks with greater attention and regularity during this period of returning to habits.
Summer represents a time of great sociality. Returning to the city, for many, means returning to a routine of lack of affection, to the difficulty of maintaining relationships with friends, relatives and family.
It is important – particularly in the elderly and single people – to pay attention to the signs that may arise from the effects of sudden loneliness, including insomnia.
A reflection on personal relationships and communication management can avoid the risk of depression at different levels.
Let’s look in the mirror: reentry syndrome affects one in three people and admitting that you are within that statistic is already the first step in helping yourself and improving your future.
CHECK – UP
Did you spend your holidays having unlimited fun? I’m not just talking about food, alcoholic drinks and reducing hours of sleep… Summer is a season of transgressions and therefore it is important to get back to your life by carrying out prevention tests for sexually transmitted diseases so as not to ruin your autumn.
We have already talked about it in our previous article.
These are our seven tips.
But there is a way to concretely help yourself, that is, to rely on a specialized medical center for a specific and specialized check-up.
In our Amedics Medical Center we have professionals available for every single pathology, allowing you to recover your rhythms in the best possible way and keep your health a priority for your well-being and happiness.