It is said that around 30% of the population suffers or has suffered symptoms associated with post-holiday blues, defined as a group of common symptoms that people experience for up to 10 days when returning to work after a holiday. And be warned, the longer you are on holiday, the harder it is to come to terms with going back to work!
So what can you do to shake off post-holiday apathy or sadness, and generalized tiredness? How can you readjust to the crude reality of commuting, less sunlight, full working days in bustling labs/offices, lunch in a Tupperware box, abandoning flip-flops, and having to wear socks?
You could consider signing up for a yoga class. Yoga sessions are held on Monday and Tuesday between 13:00 and 14:00 h. Those practising yoga assure me that it can increase muscle strength and tone, and improve respiration, energy and vitality. Worth a try? For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If, on the other hand, you can feel your muscles tensing from hunching over a PC for hours on end, the solution might be a Wednesday physiotherapy session. For a reasonable 16 euros for 30 min, physiotherapist Sandra de las Heras can undo the knots that have developed in your back and shoulders. You can book a session through the intranet (please read the conditions of the service).
At the end of the day, the secret key to the blues is a big smile and a positive attitude!