So you’ve got a little time off and you want to use it. You want to forget about work, forget about all the little things that have been bugging you and use the time to reset. But your question now is how to do it.
Your natural inclination is to get away – to spend your hard-earned money on some hard-earned fun. You could go to another country or state. You could go anywhere as long as it’s not where you are right now.
But wait, before you get too carried away planning your next vacation, consider the benefits of a “staycation.” Read on to see how you can make a “staycation” work for you.
1) You Can Save Money
This is a no-brainer. When you’re not spending money on airfare, rental cars and other travel expenses, you can spend it on something else … or save it. Go to show or concert you’ve wanted to see. Head to that pricey restaurant you’ve wanted to try. There are plenty of fun things you can do just outside your door.
2) You Can Unwind
How many times have you gone on vacation only to be stressed by trying to see and do too much? Vacations are also about relaxation. During a “staycation” you can do absolutely nothing and not feel bad about “missing out” on all the stuff you’re not able to see. Just don’t trick yourself into starting a new project or fixing up the house. This is your time to sit back, relax and take a load off.
3) Catch Up With Friends and Family
You know all those people you don’t get to see when you’re busy with work? A “staycation” offers the perfect excuse to make plans with them and enjoy their company. Schedule a lunch or dinner, or have them all over for a party. When you’re spending time with the people you love, you can’t go wrong.