“Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard


Productivity certainly does go down upon return of  vacations.  This is a slightly more difficult topic in Spain, as far as I’m concerned, as most Spaniards, or those living here, take the bulk of their holidays in August.  So – any suggestions as to how to overcome this tremendous lack of effort in the work source?

Link to an interesting article on the matter.

My suggestion?  What else could pick up peoples spirits other than starting English classes, immediately upon return 🙂  An even better suggestions?  Organize special events in English – a breakfast or lunch, for example?

On the other hand – I came across this gem – of how our productivity is increased by vacation.  Of course, the topic is far from “post holiday syndrome” – it’s along the lines of the need for taking holiday.  Yes, you heard me right – it turns out that more and more people in the U.S.A. are NOT taking the holidays they have – and, even worse – they only have 15 days a year, on average.

It gives the argument of the necessesity of a holiday.  I am willing to bet that any one of you could close your eyes and write the article before having seen it.  The difference will be that this one is backed up by Science.

Suggested homework:  write that article, advocating for holidays and the necessity therein.  Perhaps that will help you get over the post trauma.

Have a great day!