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Returning From Vacation

Posted on: November 9th, 2023

Time away from work, school, and other daily responsibilities is often refreshing and good for clearing the mind. New sights are seen, new activities are participated in, entertainment is watched, and maybe recreational learning is done if that’s part of a hobby. Vacation is exciting, and is usually a mental reset. When a person has ADHD, though, the return to reality can be a bit….disorienting. 

How Can I?

In daily life, a person is responsible for planning and organizing what they do and where they are going. On vacation, this might not be the case. So, when a person returns to reality, they’re tossed back into the chaos of planning and remembering- two things ADHD is known for disrupting. What can be done?

  • Review what daily and weekly life looks like.
  • Look at a schedule or checklist and see what you usually do.
  • Go over it piece by piece to bring yourself back into the swing of things without becoming overwhelmed.

As I write this blog, it’s my first day back to work after a week of vacation. I’m having to recall a lot of details, so I formed the very plan I suggested here, knowing that I won’t succeed if I bite off more than I can chew. 

Needing More Help

If you try to return to daily life and struggle, Sound Health Counseling Solutions can help you reorient yourself and make future transitions smoother. Reach out today!