I always like to plan a buffer day between when I return from a trip and when I have to jump back into the world at work. It doesn't matter if it is a long trip or a shorter one, I need a day to get my head back into the routines of life. It is a good thing that I do not travel for my job, although I love to travel. I just would need time to stabilize my footing after each return.
Today is no different. I am just returned from a short trip (5-6 hours in the van each, there and back again) and had to reconnect with e-mail and internet networks. Then I start to prepare for tomorrow. What will I wear? What will we eat? What is on my schedule? Then I can chill out a bit before reporting in. Once back into the thick of the days to come I can start planning my next trip. Now where am I headed next time?