Beat the end of holiday blues

I always have a hard time to relax which is pretty upsetting. I used to not actually deal with this problem. The thing that changed is that I need to relax to get more energy but I had to figure out what exactly gave me energy and what didn’t. it’s a journey which is nowhere near finished.

A lot of people want the holidays to last forever which in a lot of ways would be very nice but when you always have holiday it doesn’t feel like holiday anymore. Last year I had a lot of free time especially the first ‘semester’ as I didn’t have a busy job as well.

It would have been nice for the holidays to last a long time. When the holidays started it felt like it was going to last forever but the more I relaxed the faster the time seemed to go. Which I feel is how it usually goes.

On the other hand, I am really excited to go back to school and study psychology. I really do love psychology and I did miss it very much. I missed expanding my knowledge and having fun while doing it. Although in the end Maths turned out not to be so bad. Now on to the topic of this post. How do you beat the end of the holiday blues? I am really suffering from this. The closer the beginning of term approaches how more I don’t want it to happen.

Accept what is
At my Uni we get a lot of information last minute. Which I have been stressing about quit a bit but there is literally no use for that. I have been trying to accept what is and that everything will turn out alright.

Go go, get some last seconds of sun
Go to the beach, or go shopping or a city trip even. I will be going to Lille for a short visit the last weekend of summer and it is going to be great and I will hopefully be all relaxed and excited to start the new academic year.

Read, for fun
Pick a book you wanted to read for a while and just read your heart out for fun. Or read a audiobook which is also very good. When school start the last thing, I want to do is read for fun. Well actually this isn’t entirely true but for the most part it is. Or obviously if you don’t like reading much, go watch a movie or series

Re-read, re-watch old favourites
When I like a series or a film I go all up in it. This is also the reason why I am able to reread and re-watch quit a few films and books. I just sort of get obsessed and want to re-watch the whole thing. Sometime I think I want to reread or re-watch something but a couple of episodes or chapter in I release I didn’t actually. So, I go back and find something I do want to reread. I like rereading things because you can do it so passively, you know the story so you don’t have to pay attention to each detail. Over the summer, I had this with Harry Potter and twilight. I know that I am an adult but these worlds where a big part of my childhood. It’s funny because I look so differently at stories now. In every part of my life I try to reread some old favourites so that i can look at it from a new perspective and see how much I changed and have grown as a person.

 Don’t plan
I love planning but I know I can relax a lot more when I don’t so I try to plan my life as little as possible. When I plan what I need to do and what I need to eat I can’t truly enjoy the life around me on a basic level. In the sense that when I have nothing else to do I will just stress about that planning. Which is and sounds ridiculous. But it still happens.

At the end of the day. Make the most of your holiday and spend these last weeks the way you want to spend them. I already want to wish you good luck on the new academic year and enjoy the last weeks of summer!


Lots of love,

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