Today’s Solutions: May 19, 2024

While traveling far away from your home and vacationing on the beach sounds relaxing, all the time, money, and effort that goes into planning such a big vacation can make it feel, well, not so relaxing after all.

So why not consider a staycation instead? If you think you must spend several weeks away and several hundred dollars to get that recharge, think again. Taking time off and not traveling anywhere far can give you similar benefits to taking a big trip and can help you relearn how to relax in your hometown.

Need some ideas for what to do during your staycation? We have 7 of them right here.

Take a local hike

Spending time in nature is the best way to recharge yourself. Do some intentional research on hiking trails in your neighborhood and see if you can find some hidden gems nearby your home.

Enjoy a spa day

Your body will thank you for honoring it with touch, pleasure, and attention. You will feel more rested and ready to return from “vacation” after spending some dedicated time focusing on you.

Be a tourist in your own town

Book a stay at a local hotel or Airbnb! You don’t need to travel far to enjoy the many perks of being a tourist. Take on an outsider perspective: what would someone who has never visited your city/town be interested in seeing? Allow the pursuit of delight, beauty, and fresh perspective to guide your hometown tourist staycation.

Attend a silent retreat

Whether it’s at an organized retreat or at home, silent meditation can absolutely give you some peace of mind.

Try free-of-charge fun

Do a comprehensive search for all the no-cost activities in which to participate in your neighborhood. Libraries, museums, and parks are fantastic resources for free entertainment.

Do a mini retreat at home

Instead of signing up for a weeklong retreat out of town, make yourself a mini retreat in your own home. Arrange for your home to be free of interruption as if you were away on retreat and schedule a day full of life-giving activities.

Write out your perfect day and make it a reality!

Do everything you’ve been craving to do, or, if you want, do nothing at all.

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