Why You Need a Vacation Day After Your Vacation
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Why You Need a Vacation Day After Your Vacation

We’ve all been there.. left our suitcases unpacked from vacation for a week until we get a day off to straighten our lives back out. Gone out to eat after just eating out for ALL of vacation, simply because we didn’t have time to go to the store. It definitely pays off to have one extra vacation day after vacation to reorganize ourselves before returning to work, and here’s why!


Why You Need a Vacation Day

After Your Vacation

  1. Get Caught Up on Laundry

    Going back to work the day you get home, or even the next morning = a pile of unwashed clothes from vacation. Depending on how long you were gone, and/ or how many people are in your family this could be many loads of laundry. If you have a day off before you can back to work you can conquer this pile of laundry all in one day and know for a fact you will all have clean socks for work or school the next day 😉

  2. Get Over Jetlag

    If you just traveled half way around the world especially, your time is all backwards. How are you supposed to focus at the office if you haven’t taken at least one day to get your brain back in the same time zone you live in. I have noticed just an hour time difference can throw me off! hover, If you did just travel half way across the world, I would recommend a couple of days to fix your jetlag lag.

  3. Get Everyone Back into Routine

    Kids are really in need of this extra day! They have been staying up late on vacation, more than likely you have been too, and sleeping in. Have one extra day to adjust your sleep schedule! Also get your meals back on your normal day to day schedule. If you have pets you need to pick them up from where they were staying. For some your pets might need your attention for the day to get back into their routine as well. I know my needy corgi does!

  4. Grocery Shop and Menu Plan

    Speaking of meals, if you don’t have an extra vacation day, you wouldn’t be able to go grocery shopping and meal plan before you go back. I love to have to not rush to the grocery store in the middle of the night right after getting home.

  5. Relaxation

    Lastly, you just need a little time to yourself to relax. Unwind do some yoga, or take a bath with a glass of wine. Finish your book you were so close to finishing on vacation!


No matter your reason for needing an extra day before rushing back to work… just take the extra vacation day! You will head back to work much more prepared and relaxed. Not having the extra day may lead to more stress. No one wants that right after a vacation!

Whats your favorite way to relax after traveling? Let me know in the comments below!



58 thoughts on “Why You Need a Vacation Day After Your Vacation”

  1. You have such a great idea. I do think everyone needs a vacation day after their vacation. I remember one year we went camping and our washer and dryer was in our bathroom at the time, and it wasn’t that big of a bathroom and I was like knee deep in dirty clothes. All I could think was I need another vacation day!

    1. Oh no that sounds awful! And after camping everyone wants to take a long shower! I’m sure that definitely called for an extra day or two of vacation!

  2. That’s the truth! My daughter does something unusual, they usually stay in condos with washers and dryers, so they do their laundry BEFORE they come home. It doesn’t seem to be a chore when you are doing the laundry overlooking the Caspian Sea!

  3. I always say that I need a vacation after each vacation. Coming home to deal with the vacation being over is my least favorite part. And then having to unpack and make sure to straighten all the things brought back from vacation…

  4. Yes, I was just saying this! We recently went away for a week, and I’m exhausted, we so need to get back on schedule!

  5. I so agree with your reasoning! It’s often so nice to have a day to regroup after a vacation. I think I’m definitely going to schedule a couple days at home after my honeymoon next year! 😀
    Cheers, Sarah Camille // SCsScoop.com

  6. Haha! Your post Why You Need a Vacation Day After Your Vacation hits the spot! I just came back from a roadtrip/camping trip and let me tell you I am exhausted! After putting things away when we got home I was so deadbeat tired I wished there was another day before I could head back to work!

  7. We just got back from Disney and I needed a week of vacation after my vacation. I love to have some downtime to recharge after a big trip.

  8. this is so very true. First of all, it always takes all of us to get back to a semi-normal schedule, plus the laundry after any trip is quite a chore. I loved that picture, lol. Blessings!


  9. I seriously couldn’t agree with this more. It’s my famous line whenever I get home from a trip. We always try to take an extra day off before heading back to work.

  10. I totally agree with these tips xD especially when you’ve been traveling constantly haha a vacation day post-vacation is definitely important 🙂

  11. I completely agree! I needed that extra day after returning from my trip this weekend because I needed to get myself back into routine. I start my classes today, so giving myself the extra day helped.

  12. Yesss! I totally agree with this! I try to schedule in an extra day before we head back to work but sometimes I have to settle for just half a day. As long as I have some time to unwind, I’ll take whatever time I can get!

    1. Yes without the extra day you are just going right back into the stress of everyday, having the extra day is a nice way to ease back into the daily routine.

  13. Absolutely! I never feel like myself if I rush back to work the day after getting home from vacation. Fortunately we’re teachers and have long breaks to plan around.

  14. I couldn’t agree more! I went out of town for Labor Day Weekend, but came back yesterday so we would have today to unwind and get our lives together. Today is for laundry and relaxation 🙌🏻

  15. I wholeheartedly agree with this! I tell myself this every time we go somewhere for more than a few days and it’s so worth it to be able to get my life pulled (somewhat) back together before heading back to work.

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