Share your Tips for Returning to a Routine After a Vacation

by Melanie Edwards on May 23, 2011 · 2 comments

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Returning to a Routine or Schedule After a Vacation

What is your best tip for getting back to you and your family’s normal routine after a vacation?

Last week, my family and I spent the week at the Universal Orlando Resort. Even though we live in Orlando, we had the opportunity to stay on-site and enjoy one of the hotels, as well as both theme parks. We had a great time, of which I’ll be sharing more with you in the future, but it was a jam-packed week of activities. On this Monday, we’re definitely feeling the effects of our vacation. As many say, we could definitely use a vacation to recover from our vacation. But, alas, it’s back to work, school, and household responsibilities.

It’s not just the adults that are feeling this way. Even our kids are still recovering. Baby girl is currently taking a nice nap, which she initiated without me prompting her to lie down. Baby boy has been sleeping a bit more than normal as well and is still coming down from the excitement. I’m sure they will both be back at it by tomorrow, but I can’t say the same for my husband and I. I imagine both of us will probably be dragging all week, because let’s face it, when will we really ever have time to properly rest and recover?

So, what are some of your tricks for getting back into a routine? Do you just let things flow until you eventually fall into a standard schedule? Or do you purposely work on getting everyone on track?

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to Universal Orlando Resort as part of a blogger/media press tour. All expenses paid. No compensation received.

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1 Jai Mami's Time Out June 15, 2011 at 12:12 am

I make sure to leave the house perfectly spotless before we leave so I don’t have anything to pick up when we get home. We also give ourselves a day back to just lay around and recoup before we go back to work. It makes a difference!

2 modernmami June 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Wow Jai! That is wonderful. Every time I travel I try to leave the house
clean, but it never works out. We also try to give ourselves a day to
recover if we can. Thanks for sharing!

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