Picture this… you research and book an adventure, plan and prepare for it, the time arrives, and it is LIFE CHANGING! But then, you return home, and the anticipation, excitement and adventure are gone. Instead, you are left with the daily grind… and, most likely, a mild to moderate case of “post-adventure blues”.
The Women’s Fitness Adventures calendar is full of exciting adventures in Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Italy, and Croatia (to name just a few), so we are certainly no strangers to post-adventure blues. Here are our top tips for managing this common conundrum:
1. Reflect on the positive experiences from your adventure.
Live vicariously through your memories. Think about the good things you experienced, such as the new people you met, places you visited, and things you learned.
2. Maintain a healthy routine
Try to maintain a healthy routine of eating, sleeping and your regular activities or work.
3. Reach out to the friends you met on your trip and stay in touch.
4. Stay active
Engage in physical activities to keep your body and mind active. This can help to boost your mood, and it can be as simple as getting out for a short walk around the block.
5. Write about your experiences in a journal or blog.
6. Share your stories and photos with friends and family.
7. Plan your next adventure
Having something to look forward to can help to ease the transition back to everyday life.
8.Take inspiration from the adventure.
Come home as the person who has grown. Was there something that piqued your interest or brought you joy on your adventure? Can you introduce that into your life now that you are home?
9.Take time to relax and engage in activities that bring you joy and peace.
Remember, this is a normal feeling after an adventure, but it will pass. Try to look forward to new experiences in the future. We can’t wait for all the adventures 2023 will bring!