Taking a trip, whether it’s to another state or even abroad, is usually a great time. However, sometimes traveling away from your city can actually end up causing more stress. If you’re looking to actually rest and rejuvenate, you might want to consider something quite different. Why not try a staycation? If you’ve never heard of this concept, it’s the idea of spending some quality leisure time in your own city.
When planning a staycation, it’s important to consider which things you can do that will bring you joy. Often, there are things we wish we could do in own city but we don’t seem to ever get to. A staycation gives you the opportunity to actually do these things and savor some time off at home. These things can include reading a book in the park, cooking up something time consuming but delicious, or just lounging around.
The other benefit of choosing a staycation is the fact that you’ll be saving a huge amount of money. Since you won’t be spending money on flights, accommodation, and other touristy expenses, you can even consider splurging on a really nice meal or a new item or clothing without feeling guilty about it. If you have kids, you can try camping out in your backyard of even the living room! The possibilities are truly endless and this gives you the chance to think creatively.
We tend to forget just how much there is to do not too far from home, so you can use this as an opportunity to become a tourist in your own city. You can finally head to that museum you’ve been meaning to go to, or try that new frozen yogurt place that you haven’t had the opportunity to try yet. Whatever it may be, the most important thing is that you’re spending quality time with yourself (and your loved ones if they’re around), and that you are focusing on doing things that truly make you happy and relaxed.
What would you do on a staycation if you had the chance to take one?