5 ways to beat the post-festival blues
We’ve put together five points to help beat the blues that can come afterwards and they’ll help prepare you for a weekend of endurance too.
Replenishing your body with vitamins after a full-on weekend doesn’t have to be a drag. Eat something that’s tasty but also nutritious, you could buy or make a smoothie for example. Don’t beat yourself up over the weekend’s indulgences, and don’t make healthy eating a penance.
Watch a film
Relax, stick on a DVD or retreat to your room with a good book or magazine. It’s great to be busy, socialise and party, but it’s also great to have some down-time. The contrast can be what makes both extremes fun.
Hang-out with your mates
By all means enjoy your time alone. But, tea and chats with friends and family can go a long way to repairing the longing to be back at the festival. Having a laugh about the weekend’s experiences and reminiscing about past times is good for getting over the blues.
Put a wash on
Look forward and set goals for the week ahead. Don’t try to do too much, but don’t ignore everything either. Stick a wash on before collapsing on the couch. Make a mental note to reply to that email tomorrow, and do it! Taking five minutes to do a quick job or plan it will take the stress out of returning to normal life.
Try not to nap, and go to bed early if you need. A weekend in a tent is a sure way to leave you sleep deprived, so catch up some good quality sleep.
Most of all, have a blast this weekend, whatever you’re at.