• Lauren Baptiste

Manage Your Stress with a Staycation | Acheloa Wellness

No matter what time of year it is, a staycation is always a beautiful thing. Whether you have unused carryover days or you just need to break free from the office, spending time in the luxury of your own home can be necessary.

Think about what you love most about a vacation and how you personally define paradise. How can you make your hometown the paradise you’ve been dying to visit?

If you’re still on the fence about “wasting” your vacation time at home, below are a few reasons why you should reconsider.

The economical choice

Instead of paying for airfare and hotels, use this time to save money. Hotels and airfare are generally the largest expenses of any vacation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a good time without them. Think about what you’d do if you didn’t have to work 10-hour days or lose 90 minutes of your day commuting; the options are limitless.

Reinvent yourself

A few consecutive days of “me time” can be exactly what you need to recharge. Use the few days off to participate in your own yoga class bootcamp or try a 3-day juice cleanse.

Catch up on sleep

Most of us slack on the amount of sleep we deserve. Sometimes, while we’re away exploring another land, we still don’t sleep enough for fear of missing a minute we can’t get back. Take the time to sleep in and enjoy an afternoon nap. Your body will thank you.

Culture Shock

One of my favorite parts of traveling the world is experiencing new cultures and cuisines. You may not be able to speak Portuguese with a friendly Brazilian, but what about trying that new Churrascaria? Although you may know your neighborhood like the back of your hand, take this time to experience a new museum, park, or restaurant.

Turn off

With the exception of using my iPhone as a clock and navigation device, I’ve used a few staycations to completely disconnect. It was incredibly liberating. Want a real vacation? Try disconnecting from texts and email for a few days. You’ll feel rejuvenated in no time.

No need to pack

Enough said.

Remember, a staycation isn’t the time to commit to obligations or take on that daunting task of re-carpeting the basement. In order for your staycation to feel relaxing and rejuvenating, you must commit to the vacation. With summer here, now’s the perfect time to think of taking a long-weekend staycation.

Ready to use your time to find personal joy, accomplishment and transformation? Click here to connect with a member from our team to learn how you can find more excitement in your everyday life.