Nothing can make your nerves fizz, heart-dance and hairs on the back of your neck stand up more than the weeks leading up to a well-deserved vacation. It’s that chance to escape the humdrum of everyday life, the chance to explore some faraway paradise and leave all your worries for another time.

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The flip side of the coin is: returning from your vacation, where landing back into a reality comes with a pretty solid thump. But there are some things you can do to make the transition from heavenly to reality a little bit easier.

So, without further ado, here are some ideas you can put into action before you jet off to wherever and make your return a thousand times more amazing.

  1. A Quick Clean Up

Coming home is hard enough without being met by an overflowing laundry basket, coffee tables stacked with cereal bowls, smudgy bathroom mirrors and messy floors, so take care of this before you go by having a quick clear up. Don’t stress yourself out over it, though. Make a list of what needs to be done and spread it across the week of escape.

  1. Fill Your Freezer

Whatever your favourite freezable meal is, cook it and stockpile it for your return. Yes, you may love the idea of stopping at some takeaway on your way home from the airport now, but when the time actually comes you’ll a) not want to spend the money and b) just want to get back to your creature comforts. Long journeys have that effect on people.

  1. Get Comfortable Quickly

Long journeys wear you down, which is why you’ll just want to collapse somewhere comfy when you get back. If it’s late, that will be your bedroom, and what could be more luxurious than collapsing on a brand new mattress from If it’s anytime before this, that will be your sofa or garden, so pop a blanket on the arm rest and put a hammock in the yard. It will take the edge of your return, that’s for sure.

  1. Keep The Spirit Alive

If you spent your vay-kay evenings watching the sunset, woke up to a breakfast of fresh fruit and spent all your downtime reading a book, try continuing these little moments to keep the sensation of your trip alive. There are a thousand memories you will have captured while away, so try and recapture them by taking the time to experience the same things but back home.

  1. Put Photos Up

If you’ve got one of those printers you can attach to your phone, then you’re in the money. If you haven’t go and get one or book a trip to a photo-processing place ASAP. After a holiday, you are going to suffer from the blues a bit. But putting up your favorite pics will act as a sort of beautiful tonic.

Coming back from a vacation never felt sooo good.

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