How Long Does It Take To Unwind Once You Officially Start Your Vacation? If you’re a child, a nano-second. An adult with a job, about a day or two before our return to reality. Life isn’t fair. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.