Vacations, trips, exploring new places in the heat of July all very exciting while planning, but once gone, we all know the mountains of household work, projects, emails, paperwork, etc. that we have fallen behind on while we were away. It is intimidating coming back to extra work and higher stress levels, so what do we do? Avoiding rewarding activities due our strenuous workload is not the answer. We need events to look forward to in order to keep us going full steam ahead. Preparing as much as we can before we leave, and then dealing with the hurdles when we get back is all we can do. Try and focus on the positive aspects of how we feel after returning from a nice weekend at the beach and how much more we are willing to handle after our week of relaxation.