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    “Post Vacation Blues”: 5 Ways to Deal with It

    05 October 2022

    The return to work and everyday life after the holidays can be a real shock: duties, responsibilities, days that are becoming more and more hectic and the same old routine cause a physiological response characterized by physical and mental discomfort. Americans call it “Post Vacation Blues” that affects more than one person in three on the return from vacations. This sudden condition of discomfort, which on average lasts a week, causes the most disparate symptoms: anxiety, insomnia, headaches, nervousness, lack of energy, muscle pain, depression and a strong sense of melancholy.

    In these cases, there is only one imperative: return to the daily ménage as gradually as possible. There is no magic formula, however, there are valuable remedies to face the best the Post Vacation Blues: let’s discover them together in this article!

    1. Spend time outdoors

    Take advantage of these last beautiful summer days to spend time outdoors!

    Walking, cycling, horse riding, Barefoot Walking No matter what you choose, your mind and your psychophysical balance will thank you!

    Exercising in the sunlight is good for your good mood and helps to reduce fatigue, stress, weakness and feeling unwell; in addition, with a bit of healthy movement, you will improve the quality of sleep.

    Don’t know where to start? The Sentiero Vigne Alte may be right for you!

    An out-and-out natural jewel that starts right in front of the Castle, accessible on foot or on horseback, which winds through woods and vineyards, giving us the breathtaking views, that at this time of year give their best with foliage. The path, about three kilometers long and affordable for everyone, starts next to the Vigna dei Tre Pinot (in English “Three Pinot Vineyard”) of Castello di Spessa and is characterized by streets slightly uphill dirt roads.

    2. Extend the duration of your holidays

    Don’t rush back to normal: organize a calendar of pleasant activities to prolong – psychologically – the duration of the holidays. It can be a great opportunity to take care of your relationships and spend some quality time with loved ones. A country chic aperitif accompanied by local delicacies, an unforgettable day on the golf course, a break at the Vinum SPA or a guided tour of the medieval cellars with wine tasting: here at the Castello di Spessa, you are spoiled for choice!

    3. Take care of yourself

    Only when you really take care of yourself can you best help those around you. It can be very difficult to do this especially when you feel unsatisfied, tired, unhappy, and full of responsibilities. Listening to your own needs and shifting the focus on yourself is good for the mind, body and soul: it forces us to better understand ourselves, making clear what actions to take to change and improve the situation.

    Mens sana in corpore sano: treat yourself with a wine massage at our Vinum SPA, the best way to take care of yourself, especially after returning from vacation. We have no doubt: you will come out invigorated and relaxed, with reduced muscle pain and a clearer mind to better face the return to routine.

    4. Digital Detox

    If you reach the end of the day feeling like you don’t remember anything that happened and having the sensation of living with the “autopilot”, without any awareness, then please stop: you just need a digital detox (even just for a a few hours!)

    No smartphone, no computer, no television: let go off the stress that comes from the constant connectivity and focus on real life without distractions. Enjoy the “here and now” (or as the Latins said “Hic et Nunc”), let the psychological time go and focus on the Now, the ample space where everything happens.

    All this becomes possible when the mind is quiet, and what better place than the Vinum Spa of the Castello di Spessa or the Secular Park dedicated to Casanova?

    An oasis of peace surrounded by nature, inside which it takes a few hours to find yourself and immerse yourself in the daily routine with a renewed awareness.

    5. Treat yourself a unique experience

    We buy things to make us happy and sometimes it works… but only for a while.

    According to Washington University this happens because we quickly get used to new items that soon become the normality. In a short time, material things lose charm and the happiness connected to them quickly blurred. On the contrary, experience involves an intimate and emotional sphere and being lived on our skin leaves lasting memories imprinted in our mind. In addition, according to the study “To do or to have? This is the question”, an experience gives us a longer lasting happiness because it is divided into several phases: surprise, expectation, fruition and, finally, creation of memories.

    Here at Castello di Spessa, you can live many truly unique experiences of their kind. One above all? Vinotherapy.

    Everything begins with a relaxing bath in the vat, with a mix of hot water and wine (duration: half an hour). Next, a grape seed scrub, which promotes the elimination of dead cells and promotes skin hydration, giving us a brighter and healthier skin. The third step consists of an anti-age mud with grape must: nourishing and moisturizing, stimulates the skin’s natural collagen, tones and promotes cellular renewal. To follow a wine massage on a heated bed with sand and marl of Collio. To round off you can relax in the SPA suite “Le Botti”, an exclusive area where you can taste a glass of wine enjoying the romantic landscape of the Collio.

    Which remedy do you choose to best deal with Post Vacation Blues?

    Whatever it is, we are waiting for you at the Castle!



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