A holiday may be exactly what's needed to re-charge your batteries, but returning to work often leaves us feeling flat.
And it turns out that women suffer from this more than men.
A new survey has found that 53 per cent of women suffer after all the holiday hype comes to an end, with a shocking 29 per cent revealing that they feel 'deflated' and 'demotivated.'
Car hire booking company Auto Europe polled more than 1,000 customers and found that only 40 per cent of men struggle upon returning home, compared with over 50 per cent of women.
It's so extreme that almost a quarter of women report feeling the post-holiday slump before they've even turning on their computer.
Nineteen per cent were so overwhelmed with stress upon their return to work that they admitted that they felt like they'd never been on holiday with 12 per cent feeling anxious about getting back to the daily grind.
Thankfully, however, there may be a way to combat these post-vacation blues.
Twenty three per cent revealed that they treat themselves to extravagant gifts or shop online at their desk to boost their mood, while 22 per cent immediately book another break to feel better.
Meanwhile, one in ten women admit to drinking more alcohol than they usually would or eating sweets to perk themselves up.
A spokesperson for Auto Europe said: 'Holidays are a vital way to recharge the batteries and reflect on your life as well as your career.
But it's only natural that, as we all return to work, many will suffer from post-holiday blues.
However, if you'd rather be anywhere but back at work after a holiday, it might be the wake-up call you need to find a new role.
Judi James, TV behaviour expert and author of More Time Less Stress, said that the answer to post-holiday blues is to take even more time off when you return.
She said: 'These [holiday blues] can start mid-way through the holiday if you have real problems with your job or the pressures of your job, but for most people they kick in a few hours after you have walked into your business premises.
Try taking up to a week off at the end of your trip away to merge some of the happy experiences like relaxing and dining and dancing with your normal life. Take days out to take trips near where you live, stick to the fresh-food healthy diet you probably enjoyed on holiday and keep up with any new exercise routines, and keep discussing or even planning that dream business abroad.
When you go back to work, plan some weekend outings to keep the feeling of doing something different going and even if bigger dreams start to get a reality, check it might be better to keep discussing them than to shrug them off altogether.