Making Physical Changes
Adjust your sleep schedule ahead of time.
Try to stick to your usual sleep schedule from home while on vacation， if at all possible. Staying on schedule can help make the transition back to your normal life a little easier.
Having a workout routine that you stick to while you're traveling can help keep you in shape and reduce stress and fatigue.
If you continue that workout regimen after you return from your trip your body will have a sense of physical stability.
Exercise also releases endorphins， which can help fight depression as well.
If you give yourself a day or two to acclimate back to your normal routine， you can make that transition much easier.
If at all possible， try to return to work on a Tuesday. That way you'll skip the hectic nature of a Monday workday and you'll only have a four-day week to return to.
If you plan on resuming work on a Tuesday， make sure you return home on Saturday or Sunday at the latest.
Shifting Your Perspective
In many cases， changing the way you think about something can alter the way you feel about it， too.
Try to see the enjoyable moments of your trip as part of a lifelong series of new experiences and lasting memories.
Be grateful that you had the chance to experience your vacation. Remember that many people cannot afford to travel or are limited by other life factors.
By infusing your home life with elements of your trip， you can keep the excitement and sense of discovery alive wherever you live.
If you find yourself truly unhappy and unfulfilled when you're back at home， perhaps you're not just missing your vacation.
Vacations are fun because they offer a break from the tedium and familiarity of life， but if you're miserable being at work or at home， you may want to consider making changes to feel happier.
Re-Adjusting to Your Normal Life
For many people， part of the discomfort of returning to work is the stress that comes back after being away.
However， one way to cut down on that stress when you return is to contact a coworker a day or two before you'll be returning to work.
While it's good to keep in contact with coworkers， you also shouldn't be worrying about what's happening at work the whole time you're on vacation.
Souvenirs can remind you of the fun time you had， and studies have shown that imagining being back in a fun， relaxing place is often enough to relieve stress and anxiety after returning from a big trip.
If you have an office， decorate your desk and/or your wall with some photographs of your trip. You can also bring little desk-top statues or a calendar with photos from your vacation.
If you don't have your own office or desk， try bringing back something you can wear to work. Even with a strict dress code you might be able to get away with wearing a bracelet or necklace that will remind you of your trip.
Having another vacation on the horizon， even if it won't be for quite a long time， can help you adjust to being back at work/school.
It can be psychologically upsetting to be back in your old routine， but knowing that something just as fun is in your future will brighten up your day and give you something to look forward to.
If possible， schedule your vacation time immediately. Just the act of putting time aside for vacation next time is an act affirming that you will have vacation time again.