A study of vacationers reveals that people really do need a vacation after their vacation. Many people claim they don’t come home relaxed at all because of worries such as overspending.
The study of about 2,000 people by U.K.’s Nationwide Building Society indicated that people spend an average of £1,900 while on holiday and worries about the costs weigh heavily on them. Other concerns include missing a flight, being delayed and not being properly insured.
More than a quarter of those polled said they took 2 to 3 days to unwind after while 23% came home not feeling relaxed at all.
Dr David Lewis-Hodgson, a psychologist and chairman of research consultancy Mindlab International, said: “Holiday stresses often stem from unrealistic expectations of a completely care-free vacation.”
He also explains that when we don’t have all the day to day challenges to cope with, our minds search for something to occupy it, such as worrying about money. The solution? “Taking up activities, learning a few phrases in the local language and exploring culture are just a few ways to keep your mind busy, helping you unmind more quickly.”