Studies show that we all need a vacation from time to time – some hours and days of rest from the stresses of trying to “keep up” with the rest of the world. Chances are good that you don’t need technical information and statistics to tell you to slow down, when you are in tune with your body you will feel it long before that, take a deep breath, rest.
Before you go rushing head over heels off to the mountains, consider for a moment the possibility of a vacation in your very own home.
Is it deep relaxation you are seeking, or some time off from regular activities?
Do you crave different landscapes or would you simply be satisfied with seeing something interesting and new?
Shall you sit and do nothing or just do less and move slower?
It is not always easy to take a vacation, especially when you work from home, but – lo and behold – the possibility is out there and it all comes true with your flexible state of mind.
Don’t plan to clean your house, or the fridge for that matter, declutter your closets or sit on the couch catching up on hours of reruns. Make your staycation fun!
Cook a dish you normally would find too expensive, visit a park nearby, take a train into the city, limit your technology intake and absorb yourself in friendly conversations – all without giving much of a second-thought to work.
Here are 4 practical reasons to vacation at home:
Going on a budget vacation is not at the top of everyone’s list and spending more money than you have is always the short end of the deal. Keep it simple by staying in your own home where your bills are already paid, where you don’t need any more than you have right now and unexpected expenses aren’t likely to prevent you from enjoying the moment.
For children, wonderment is bountiful (and it is usually for free)! If you can make a place enjoyable, smiles will be present and happiness is guaranteed.
Good food, lovingly cooked by you!
Since you made time to vacation in your own home, take this exciting opportunity to try new recipes, explore new wines and refine your cooking skills. Indulge in organic coffee, chocolate and anything out of your ordinary grocery list. With a portion of the money that you would have spent on travel and transportation just go ahead and treat yourself well!
For the love of comfort…
Temperature, pots and bowls, handcrafted projects, biodegradable soap and toilet paper… you know where it is all at. Rather than lugging a suitcase of belongings or folding under the weight of a backpack get out and exercise at your convenience. A change of activity can feel like a vacation in itself.
Time to explore local sites.
Once you learn to embrace simplicity – practicality and happiness will become ingrained into your being, day in and day out.
What adventures have you had on your own staycations?