A staycation combines staying at or near your home and vacationing. Add to that a little self care, and you have a self care staycation. The concept of staycation and self care go together like peanut butter and jelly. When you are not stressed by the logistics of getting to your destination and planning your vacation activities, you have much more time to focus on activities that feed your mind, body, and spirit. A self care staycation can bring you happiness, help you find some Zen, and leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Without the hassle of travel schedules and lost luggage.
With COVID-19 posing continued travel concerns for many, staycations are an excellent alternative. We know that when people choose to use all of their Paid Time Off (PTO) days at work they tend to feel happier, more rested, and avoid burnout. However, with travel restrictions in place some may feel as if it simply isn’t worth it to use that PTO. We’re here to let you know that not only is it worth it, it can be extremely beneficial and rewarding. So go ahead and get your self care staycation on!
Why You Need a Self Care Staycation
Life can get seriously overwhelming seriously fast. And sometimes before you even realize it. It’s so easy to forget to have fun and take care of yourself. Scheduling a self care staycation is one way to reconnect with yourself and what is important to you. Once a quarter is ideal, but if that seems unrealistic, you can shoot for twice a year. It’s a great way to revive your energy, creativity, and motivation.
Plan Your Self Care Staycation
Pick a date and clear your schedule. If you have kids, you can include them in your self-care plans. Or, switch off and have dad watch them, and you do the same for him. After all, dads need self-care, too. If your job tends to take over your weekends, let them know you’ll be out of touch. Clear your schedule so you can focus on your self-care. Get ready to have fun.