With so much uncertainty in the world at the moment many people have not booked their annual holiday abroad as we can ever be sure what will change in the coming weeks. Although this can be very frustrating and a scary time for all we are seeing more and more people booking a “Staycation”! This may be a fairly new concept for some so take a look at our top tips and guidance from one of our experts here at Wellity!
Planning the ultimate staycation can help provide that long-awaited downtime with your family and ensure that everyone gets a chance to have some fun in their own country, town or even your own home.
Right now especially, this is really needed by many of us. For months we have tried hard to adapt, to keep going as “normal”. We have adapted to new working from home practices, tried our hardest to establish some kind of routine and generally tried to keep everything ticking along nicely.
Typically taking a vacation can be significantly impactful on our mental health and wellbeing, helping to reduce stress and prevent burnout. The change of pace allows people to shift their perspective, to feel more creative and inspired and boosts our levels of emotional stability. Research also suggests that people return from holidays feeling a renewed sense of self-confidence, feeling refreshed and revigorated, and even more intelligent. We generally feel happier, more positive, our relationships with loved ones become strengthened and it generally refuels our mind and body!
The good news is, that taking the right steps and planning in the right way, it is possible to maximise our staycation and experience all the benefits that I just mentioned, it just needs a bit of an open mind, some creativity and some inspiration!
STAYCATION - according to the dictionary
A holiday or vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad or overseas. Or it can be one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
So how do we go about planning the ultimate staycation. You have booked your annual leave and have a two-week window in the diary just waiting to be filled. What next?