Many people who are overworked, fearful of layoffs and struggling to stretch their paychecks are suffering from post-vacation blues. So when they finally get a vacation, it’s so hard for them to let go of their vacation time and start concentrating on work time. That’s because many workers don’t take vacations. A day off from work no longer means vacation. Many spend their time off doing stressful things like chores and caring for family. We all need time to recharge our bodies and our minds. So for many who do take a real vacation, it may be hard to leave it behind. You have people already grumbling at work when they keep reading and hearing about people losing their jobs, so when people go on vacation it feels great. They are overworked because many business have cut back on staffing. Office or factory friendships with co-workers are suffering because companies are constantly reorganizing teams, and opportunities to socialize and have fun are becoming few and far between. When you go on vacation you spend time with people who love and care about you, then you come back to the office, and it may be cold and emotionless. There’s also the possibility that you hate your job and need to find another one. But if you are just a bit bummed out, then there are ways to get back to normal after vacation. Throw a party to show off photos, take time before reading your email – read a little at a time, schedule a time to pamper yourself before starting back to work, go to the office early the first day back so you won’t feel rushed. If companies use good motivational principles throughout the year, then employees shouldn’t feel too blue about coming back to work. It’s all about not letting the negativity play you like a puppet. If you’re aware of the negativity, you can go against it and make your job more enjoyable.