What is a staycation? The “Staycation” (recognized as an official word) is a vacation at home or spent nearby. Staycations are a great time to rest, recharge and put yourself first for more than just an hour or so. Even if you’re not going far, that doesn’t mean your staycation time should feel like any other day. Not sure what to do on a staycation? We've got you covered.
We’ve created a list of 13 staycation tips to help you have the most relaxing staycation at home.
Out of Office
If you’re replacing a true vacation with this staycation, you should set up an out of office reply as you would for any type of vacation. Take a break from your inbox and unplug.
Look forward to it.
One of the best parts about going on vacation is the anticipation in the week leading up to leaving. So, mark your staycation on your calendar, and make a point of looking forward to it as you would any other vacation. Planning a staycation will also help you in considering it a *true* break from work.
Spend some time outside.
If the weather is nice during your staycation, take advantage of it! Just being outdoors, regardless of activity level, is good for mental health and can help reduce stress. So, grab that book you’ve been wanting to read, take a break from technology and enjoy.
Open the blinds!
Get as much natural light into your space as possible! There are loads of benefits to having natural light in your space, including a good night’s sleep, and a better overall mood.
Turn off your alarms
Another way to make sure that you’re treating this like a proper break from the real world, turn off your alarms. Don’t wear your watch. Let time pass by without constantly checking in on it.
Plan your comfy outfits
If one of the things you look forward to for travel is packing and outfit preparing, plan yourself some comfy outfits that you’ll wear for your staycation. Our picks for comfy yet cute staycation looks are The Better Basics Kit and Fair Cloud Terry Jogger Set. The Better Basics Kit includes the Fair V-Neck Tee, Fair Legging and Comfy Puff Sleeve Cardigan. The pieces are incredibly comfortable and sustainable basics that look great together and can be easily styled a part. The Fair Cloud Terry Jogger Set is a cozy yet lightweight jogger set that will help you feel put together, but also like you’re wearing pyjamas.
Set yourself up for a good night’s sleep
It’s no secret that essential oils have lots of incredible effects on our well being. Diffusing a sleep serum into your bedroom will promote a good night’s sleep -- something we are always searching for in a vacation. Using this staycation to relax and come out more well rested than before.
Sometimes one of the greatest pleasures of going on vacation is the forced lack of internet connection. Use your staycation as an opportunity to unplug completely from social media, your email, the news, etc.
Try something new
Travel usually leads to new experiences, which is something you don’t have to sacrifice even when having a staycation. Maybe there’s a restaurant in your neighbourhood that you have always been meaning to check out. Or, maybe you always take your dog for a walk in the same park, and you could check out another one instead. Treating your staycation as the opportunity to try small new things will give you the feeling of being away, and you also may find a new experience to add to your everyday routine.
Don’t pass up the chance to pamper yourself
Depending on the vacation, we’ll get our nails done, exfoliate extra, get a facial, or other pampering rituals. If this is something you’d miss out on by not going away, don’t! Get yourself a new nail polish, face mask, and skincare from the drug store, and treat yourself to a DIY spa day.
We all unwind in different ways, and you should allow yourself the chance to do it your way during your staycation. Give yourself a chance to let your mind wander while doing a task you love, whether that be hiking, listening to a great playlist, reading a book you’ve been meaning to, or binge watching a new TV show/movie.
Take the thinking out of your cooking for the length of your staycation, and decide what you’re going to eat as part of your getting ready process for the staycation. If a beach destination is what you’re missing, try cooking outside and trying a new recipe. If cooking doesn’t sound like your idea of a break, decide which new restaurants you want to try!
Staying hydrated will ensure that you feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your staycation. Switch it up and make yourself fruit infused water for the perfect way to stay hydrated.
Do you have any tips for having the best staycation? Let us know!
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