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Making the Most of Your Staycation

by Tiffany Chisholm

May 20, 2020

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Staycations have become popular among people for various reasons. They can be out of convenience, because of health issues or because of a limited budget. This post will provide you with tips to help you to make the most out of your staycation.


Make a list of things you wish to do during your staycation. Having some sort of idea or structure on how you wish to spend your time home will help you remain sane in the comfort and probable silence of your home. If you had been meaning to visit a new art exhibit and didn’t get a chance, put it on your list of things to do, etc.


Catch up on TV shows or movies you may have missed. Work, childcare and life itself can cause people to miss out on pop culture and entertainment; your staycation is a great time to remedy that issue. Catch up on the TV shows and movies you have missed out on. Read the book you’ve had on your list for a while and relax your brain from the stress each day brings.


Try new food and drink recipes. A staycation is a great way to try new cuisine. Find recipes online for both food and drinks and follow the instructions to make your new favorite dish. Also, venture into your local area to explore the gastronomic experiences available.


Explore your local area. When planning your staycation, decide if you want to be a “hometown tourist.” Explore the area if you are a newbie or, if you are from the area, venture out into territories previously unchartered by you. Learn something new about your residence.


Do some self-reflection; explore a new skill. It is a great time to unwind and think about the changes that can improve your quality of life. De-stress by relaxing your mind, body and brain. Take on a new hobby and skill.


Unplug. Break up with your work during your staycation by deleting your work email from your devices, and not accepting work calls. Social media is a vital part of most people’s day, so it can be stressful for some. If that is the case, take a break from social media and focus on your mental health and well-being.


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