After your holiday there is always much to do when you return. Whether it will be bills to pay, overtime to catch up on or getting stuck into the housework again.
It is easy to lose that relaxed feeling you stepped on the plane with. Remember that the reason you felt so relaxed on holiday was partly because you didn't have the responsibilities of everyday life, but primarily because of changes in your mind.
It is important to remember there are ways in which you can transfer that relaxed holiday feeling in to your home and work life.
Here are 5 of my top tips:
1. Take your fave holiday photo and set it as your screen saver, homepage or desktop. That way, every time you put on your computer your mind can be instantly transferred back to how you felt when you were there.
In the neuro linguistic programming (NLP) field this technique is called 'anchoring' and it is simply about linking your thoughts to something to bring about certain positive feelings.
2. Wear something brightly coloured. On holiday we tend to go for very different colours to what we would choose at home. This is partly to do with the weather but mostly to do with our mood.
Every day this week why not try wearing one item which would be a colour you would wear on holiday? Colour therapists use this tip all the time and it is guaranteed to brighten your day.
3. Do something every day, which makes you feel as though you are on holiday. Whether this will be going to your local pool for a swim, having a large bowl of tropical fruit or going for a stroll by the river or sea.
The more you can 'treat' yourself in this way, the more you will feel positive and happy and recreate that holiday feeling.
4. Connect with inner self. On holiday we tend to have time and space to think about what we want out of life and enjoy some peaceful reflection.
Each day, try to allocate some time for yourself to do this. Doing some daily Face Yoga allows you to enjoy a nurturing touch, to free up tension and to pamper yourself.
As you go through the gentle exercises and massage, tune in to how you are feeling, enjoy the present moment and take long deep breaths. Very soon you will replicate that calm feeling you had on holiday.
5. Laugh a little...or a lot! On holiday we tend to be carefree and let ourselves find humour in things. Laughing releases endorphins, the feel good chemicals in the brain, boosting the mood.
To recreate this joyful feeling, spend time with friends who make you happy, watch comedy films or even tray a Laughter Yoga class.
Whatever works for you, just let yourself relax and enjoy the lighter side of life!