Transform Your Home
Staycations don’t even require you to leave the comfort of your own home. Take advantage of your free time and do a little preparation to treat yourself. You can transform your bathroom into the ultimate spa and give yourself the relaxation you well deserve.
Build a pillow-fort or slide the couches together for the perfect view in front of your TV and have a movie night. If you’re alone you can lounge around in your PJs or invite some friends over… tell them to wear something comfy and have a slumber party. It beats paying for an overpriced ticket at a crowded theatre!
A night under the stars is a great way to relax and the best part is that you can camp in your own backyard. If you’re feeling even more creative and have or know someone who has a truck, turn the bed of it into an actual bed and lay out in the moonlight listening to your favorite tunes.
This is harder than it seems, but it’s the best break you can get from your hectic life. Turn your phone to Do Not Disturb mode and just do you. You’ll survive a day without social media and you can knock the habit of checking emails frequently throughout the day. Unplug from your daily routine and do anything your heart desires.
Spontaneity can be your guide. You don’t even have to make any plans for the day to feel like you have any obligations to take care of. Just go with the flow and do what feels right. Read a book, redecorate a room, spend quality time with loved ones, play some board games. It’s your staycation so you get to decide how you spend it.
If none of that sounds appealing on its own, just think of the benefits of a staycation versus traveling. You’re saving money, you don’t have to worry about an itinerary, there’s no heavy packing involved, you’re not stuck in a dingy hotel, you don’t have to be around strangers (unless you’re into that), and you have more time to relax instead of boarding a flight or taking a long car ride.
Vacations are great and traveling can be exciting, but there’s plenty of time to do it right when you’re more financially stable. Take advantage of a staycation to keep yourself out of a debt and to break the routine of visiting a new place every time you’re off from work. A staycation is the perfect opportunity to truly relax and all from the comfort of your own home.
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