You might be suffering from PVDD (Post-Vacation Depressive Disorder) if:
- You can’t stop looking at your pictures and videos from vacation. They might make you tear up just a little bit, but this is not required.
- You can’t stop making other people look at pictures of your vacation. The sharing of said photos on social media applies.
- You reset your computer desktop background image to a photograph from your vacation within 1 hour of your first day back at work.
- You think/talk about planning your next vacation 4 times per day or more.
- You replay parts of your vacation over and over in your mind and wish you were back in that very moment.
- Similarly, you say to yourself or significant other (or even worse, acquaintances/strangers), “__ day(s)/week(s) ago, we were _______” (fill in the blank with a magical vacation memory).
- You have only been home for 3 days and have already started a photo book or other memorabilia as a tribute to the beloved vacation that is now a part of your past.
- You and your significant other make sad puppy dog eyes at each other when a beach is shown on TV or mentioned by anyone within earshot.
- You seek reassurance from your children that they really did enjoy themselves by constantly hounding them to recall favorite activities from vacation.
- You search job listings and real estate in the area where you vacationed so you can pretend you are moving there for good.
- You spend more time than you ever thought humanly possible coming up with acronyms and lists about how you display your PVDD symptoms.
If you have experienced 6 or more of these symptoms in the week(s) following your most recent vacation, you should seriously consider consulting with a professional travel agent to book your next getaway as soon as reasonably possible.