Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on post-holiday syndrome. Your essay should include the reasons accounting for post-holiday syndrome and ways to deal with post-holiday syndrome. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
On Post-holiday Syndrome
Have you ever had a feeling of depression caused by fatigue, loss of appetite and irritability upon returning to school or working from holidays? If so, don't panic; you just suffer from the so-called post-holiday syndrome, a catchword which has caught our attention in recent years. As can be told from its symptoms, the syndrome has negative impacts on our life, work, study and health.
There are two main reasons accounting for post-holiday syndrome. To begin with, tracing the syndrome to its source, it is usually caused by irregular lifestyles and overindulgence in the holiday. Furthermore, psychologically speaking, we find it extremely hard to readjust ourselves to the regular schedule after throwing us into thoroughly relaxed lifestyle.
So what can we do to avoid post-holiday syndrome? In my opinion, the most effective way to nip the syndrome in the bud is to keep the same lifestyle during the holiday. Another approach to keep post-holiday syndrome at bay is to retain an optimistic and positive frame of mind, which can help us to stay away from negative moods.