Yesterday I spoke about how to Take A Break (Have A Kit Kat) . Today I am talking about How to Staycation. Staycation is a term that has become increasingly popular as the purse strings get tighter. Everyone wants to do something different – we all want to experience all of the benefits of going on holiday/taking a break but it is not always affordable or convenient.
If that is the case for you, take a look at my suggestions for how you can enjoy your very own stay at home holiday.
- Pretend you are a tourist. This is one of the easiest ways to take a vacation right in your own town. Pretend you are on vacation there and do all the touristy things that other people do when they come to visit and if you live in a small town why not take a trip to your closest city and try this out.
- Spend time doing what you love. More often than not we get so caught up with work, family and friends we forget to spend time doing what we love to do. If you can’t hope on a plane at least take some time to do what you love to do aka YOU time.
- Eliminate work-rekation distractions. Hard as it might be, turn off your phone and work laptop or email. There is no way you can operate on holiday mode if you are constantly checking your work related apps and other devices. Eliminating work distractions can be a little holiday in and of itself.
- Read about far away lands. as you may or may not know, I am a HUGE fan of reading. It really is one of my favourite things to do and it can be a great way to take a break from your life. Think about where you would really like to visit and then pick up a book about it and dive into it. Yes, it is not the same as going there, but its still fun.
- Get others to join in with you. Its pretty hard to take a stayvaction when everyone around you is in super-busy work mode. Try to find a friend or family member to take part in your staycation with you. Not only is it more fun but it will be a lot easier to know that someone else is also vacating their world for a little while too.
- Stay in the moment. This can be hard when you are still in your home or town but its important that you stay and live in the moment, Take things slowly, don’t rush around like you normally would. Pretend (as hard as it might be) that you are somewhere else and ignore all of the routines and regular tasks you normally worry about.
I hope you all have a chance to take at least a small break over the coming weeks. Though I know its hard at first; its so worth it to take a break every now and again.