Friends, family and a comfortable bed

What makes you feel good about getting back from holiday?
What makes you feel good about getting back from holiday?

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Holidays are a total treat, but sometimes coming back home is the real pleasure...

So what do you most look forward to returning to after a break away?

Here, wellbeing experts reveal their post-holiday joys...

Sharon Shinwell, hypnotherapist (

‘I look forward to seeing my two grandsons. They are growing so fast and so many changes take place in such a short time, that after being away, they have either whizzed past another milestone, learnt new words or had another adventure they’re dying to tell me about!

‘Not to mention seeing our two sons and their partner/wife too, hearing about their jobs, things they’ve done, people they’ve met.

‘Family is very important to us, and when you’ve not been in touch and don’t see them for a while you realise even more how important they are.’

Danielle Collins, face yoga expert (

‘I look forward to seeing my friends and family most.

But I also love having my own yoga mat, my local health food shop, the spa at the Bath Spa Hotel and working in my business.

‘I feel very grateful to have so many wonderful things at home which make that post-holiday feeling so much easier to bear.’

Nick Jankel-Elliott, psychological coach (

‘I’m looking forward to getting back into the regular rhythm of daily life – not too much work, not too much play.

‘I urge my coaching clients to invest real effort in finding their rhythm; it’s key that people find one that really flows with their energy, their intentions, their need for sleep and their ambitions.

‘I also look forward to getting back to our regular food, exercise and meditation cycle. And my wonderful, soft sheets and perfectly-selected pillows.’

Henrietta Norton, founder of Wild Nutrition (

‘I recently returned from a couple of weeks away and I was most excited about coming back to my comfortable bed (which I would take with me if I could fit it in the suitcase!), and the good old casserole pot which I have scrubbed down in preparation for the seasonal hot-pots I will be making this autumn.

‘Oh, and I look forward to a bath if I have been camping!’

Emma Cannon, founder of the Fertility Rooms (

‘I really miss my bed and a good bath. I make sure that when I get home there are newly-laundered sheets.

‘I also miss my work; it is my passion.

‘I don’t miss the business side, but I really do miss the time that I spend with patients.’