Post holiday blues last 9 days & it takes 2 weeks to catch up on work

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Coming back off your holiday can be a real drag...

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It takes the average Brit eight days and 22 hours to get back into a routine after a holiday.

And who can blame us? Alarm clocks, early mornings, wet weather, company canteens...the beach is more appealing.

Three quarters of people polled admitted to suffering from post-holiday blues, with six in ten regularly starting sentences with 'this time last week we'd have been...' when chatting with friends or colleagues.

Struggling with the routine was the key reason for not getting back up to speed, whilst commuting and dealing with all those emails are also up there.

The study carried out by Tribute Pale Ale found that seven out of ten even said it took over two weeks to conquer the workload they found waiting for them when they returned to the office.

This is probably why Brits are already planning their next trip abroad, with six in ten people having mentally planned their summer holiday for 2013.

Top 20 reasons for post-holiday blues

1. Having to catch up on washing
2. Alarm clocks
3. No lie-ins
4. Waking up without the views I had on holiday
5. Commuting traffic
6. Cooking for yourself again
7. Looking at the ironing pile
8. Sifting through work emails
9. Watching the tan slowly fade
10. Doing the weekly shop


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