We speak for everyone when we say that we could all use a vacation right now. Because of the pandemic, it’s been really hard to take a vacation safely—but, don’t worry! We have a solution in mind. Have you ever heard of a staycation? Staycations pack the same benefits of a vacation, such as being able to relax and unwind, but they are a little different. Unlike a vacation—where you need to travel to get to your destination and relax—a staycation allows you to vacation locally. Whether it is in your own home or in a hotel in your city, staycations are much safer than the typical vacation because there is minimal travel required. And, obviously, staying home for a staycation is the safest option in today’s climate. You won’t even have to worry about dressing up, you can wear your favorite and most comfortable clothing items without the stress of going out into the world.
So, What Do You Do During a Staycation?
When you go on vacation, chances are, you probably have a full itinerary planned out with activities and sites to see. And while staying locally or planning a staycation at home may seem difficult to plan activities around, we’ve created a guide that shows you all the fun things you can do during your staycation. You’re bound to have a fulfilling, relaxing, and fun experience. At the end of the day, a staycation is all about relaxing and getting away from your mundane, day-to-day schedule, and routine. So, there’s really no wrong way to do it, as long as you make it a point to unwind!
Create a Staycation Wardrobe
What you wear closely correlates with how you feel. On your staycation, we want you to feel as inspired and beautiful as possible, and that means that you need a stunning wardrobe. Plus size lounge pants are always a good idea because they can be dressed up or down.
We also love plus size leggings because you can pair them with an off-the-shoulder sweater or dress them up if you want a more put-together look. No matter what plus size clothing you style for your staycation, it’s important to create outfits that make you feel vibrant and confident. You could lounge around in baggy sweatpants all day, but we want you to feel like your best self.
Make Time for the Things You Love
A staycation is a perfect time to indulge in activities that you don’t always get the chance to participate in during your routine week. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, or going for a run, these activities bring you joy and relaxation. During your staycation, it’s the perfect time to revisit these activities and sprinkle in some “you time” and much-needed self-care.
If you want your staycation to be ultra-relaxing and centering, you may want to try to meditate. Meditation relieves stress, anxiety, and many other ailments. If you’ve never meditated before, it may seem intimidating, but there are a few meditation apps that can guide you through the practice. Trust us! You’ll be feeling so much more clear and centered after this.
We love the idea of turning your staycation into an at-home spa day. Stock up on your favorite face masks or homemade hair masks and spend your staycation beautifying yourself and taking part in some major self-care. If you are stay captioning with someone else, recruit them for massages!
Pick Up That Project You’ve Been Thinking About
Is there something you’ve been dying to do, but haven’t had the time? If so, embarking on this project may be the perfect way to spend your staycation. Vacations are all about taking out time for yourself and giving yourself a break from your regular day-to-day. A staycation creates the perfect environment for passion projects to flourish.
If you love to bake or cook, try out some new recipes while simultaneously creating foods you love to eat during your staycation. It can be fun to try to assemble new meals or desserts. If cooking and baking aren’t your cup of tea, slide on over to our next tip!
We know your day-to-day can be busy, which is why we want you to take the pressure off of yourself to cook meals during your staycation. Order in from your favorite restaurants and make sure your kitchen is stocked with your favorite snacks.
Some dread cleaning, while some see it as a therapeutic activity. If you’re staying at home for this staycation and there is a room in your house that needs some attention, cleaning it and making sure it’s tidy will make you feel accomplished and will also set you up for success once your staycation is over. If you’re not one to think of cleaning as something therapeutic and relaxing, maybe skip this suggestion!
Indulge in Your Favorite Shows
Whether you’re not caught up on your favorite TV shows or you love to re-watch movies that are sentimental to you, a staycation may be a perfect opportunity to just indulge in these simple pleasures without guilt.
Spend Time Outside
Whether you are stay captioning at a hotel or in your own home, prioritize spending time outside. It’s beneficial to get some much-needed vitamin D and getting outside can help boost your mood. We spend so much time inside and behind a desk, so it’s important for your staycation to incorporate a little bit of outdoor activity.
Whatever You Do, Enjoy
There’s no wrong way to staycation and, with that being said, your staycation may look different from everyone else’s. The most important aspect of a staycation is to make sure that you feel relaxed, prioritized, and re-energized. So, fill your staycation with activities that excite you!