9 Great Staycation Ideas for Vacationing at Home

Here are nine great ideas to give yourself a break at home, collated by experts from best real money online casinos USA.

  1. Absolutely no phones allowed. Put that phone away. Do not look at apps. Do not look at social media. Do not look at your news alerts. Set up an “out of office” response on your work email, and do not check it. You are on vacation. Say it to yourself. I am not here. I am on vacation.
  2. Set up your space in advance. If you can, make sure your home is set up for maximum relaxation before the first morning of your vacation. Clean up. Clean out your fridge. Do your laundry. Clean your bathroom. Change the sheets on your bed. Don’t leave yourself chores to do on vacation. And maybe make your space a bit odd and festive. Why not hang up some Christmas lights?
  3. Spa day. Your first stop on your vacation should absolutely be a spa day. You are ragged. You are worn down. Take some time to do whatever types of personal maintenance you indulge in when you have the time. Do your nails, steam your face, blow out your hair. Do not allow yourself to sit around and feel gross. This is not regular gross time — this is vacation time.
  4. Spend more time than usual in your robe. And speaking of spa day, I think you should practice spending more time than usual in your robe. Too often we rush from the shower to our clothes, barely letting our skin dry before stuffing it, moist and warm, into fabric. Not on vacation. After your shower, put on your moisturizer, and then put on your robe. Wear it for as long as you want. An hour, maybe. Take some time to pick out your outfit. Brush your hair, or whatever. Have a cup of tea. If you don’t have a robe, maybe you can just spend time in your towel. Tie it in one of these knots.
  5. Play vacation music. What kind of music reminds you of your favorite non-staycation vacation? Something Parisian? Maybe some reggae? Ditch your everyday stuff and put that on instead.
  6. Go for a hike. I’m not suggesting a creative indoor activity. I’m just saying, if you can get to a hiking spot around you and it’s still open, why not go for a hike? You can pretend you’re hiking literally anywhere in the world. Ah, I love to travel!
  7. Fill pitchers with water and cut fruit. Probably the most luxurious thing I’ve ever encountered on vacation were enormous pitchers of water with watermelon chunks, or orange slices, in them around the pool at a hotel in Miami. Very refreshing. You never flavor your water with fruit at home — this must be a vacation.
  8. Prepare something that reminds you of a favorite vacation destination. Love the beignets at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans? Maybe order some beignet mix. Love the lobster rolls in Nova Scotia? Maybe make some of those. Love a piña colada delivered to your beach chair? Maybe deliver one to yourself, at home while you’re playing games at top online pokies Australia.
  9. Read a vacation book. You might be tempted to try to tackle some sort of difficult work of nonfiction, or some sort of difficult work of fiction, on your staycation, because now you finally have the time. I would suggest not doing that. Pick up something light and breeze through it. It’s time for your brain to take a break. It works hard for you all the time, and it needs some rest.

Post Author: Ronald L. Turner