Covid-19 has brought new meaning to staying at home. The virus has canceled summer events and vacations, and many of us are spending more time at home than ever before. While it can be frustrating at times, staying home is not such a bad thing. Home is familiar territory, after all. It’s where we are most comfortable, most ourselves and surrounded by people who know us best.
Even before the virus hit, more Americans were choosing to skip traditional vacations to stay home. While going away on a vacation is fun and can create many lasting memories, staycationing can be just as fulfilling. Consider the benefits: You will save thousands of dollars.
You'll save money. The average family spends more than $1,100 per person on vacation each year — that’s more than a down payment on a new car.
No traveling. It takes time to adjust to being in a new place. Not going anywhere means you can set your own vacation schedule. Jet lag won’t be a factor and you’ll have more time to connect with your family.
You’ll be more rested. How many times have you come home from a vacation thinking, “I need a vacation from my vacation?” Planning a vacation away takes a lot of work. Between packing, finding someone to watch your house, your plants, your pets, and finding activities to do while you’re on vacation, causes stress and makes it harder to feel restored. You come back from vacation more tired than when you left.
Some of you may think it would be hard to avoid housework and yardwork if you staycationed, but it’s not as hard as you think if you follow these 7 guidelines:
1. Unwind. Don’t look at your work calendar.
2. Unplug. Avoid checking your email.
3. Take a break from reading the news.
4. Ditto for your mail. Again: imaging you’re traveling.
5. Give yourself a break from cleaning.
6. Same with laundry. It can wait!
7. RELAX. Make this time about YOU and your family.
For more tips, check out our ebook, “The Essential Guide to Staycationing: 7 Brilliant Tips to Make Your Home the Perfect Getaway,” which features more than 50 recipes, games, and activities for the ultimate staycation for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog and be among the first to hear about new products, get special insider discount codes, and bonus content.
Sending love and strength to you all,
Katy & the Stone Hill Team
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