Staycations are a great way to relax and rejuvenate without the hassle of going anywhere. It is even better when you have a pool or spa in your own backyard. However, you don’t want your staycation to feel too much like any old weekend day. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your staycation.
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Take Time Off
A big part of a vacation is ditching work and responsibilities for a few days. Put up your away message at work, and find a way to pass along some of the responsibilities of home too. Pay a service to clean your house beforehand. Budget for some delicious food to order in. And allow yourself to only do the minor necessary chores at a specified time of day so you can spend the majority of your time enjoying yourself.
Plan Your Activities
You don’t want to jam pack your day with a full schedule, but have some out of the ordinary activities for you and your family to enjoy. Consider what food and drinks you want to enjoy, plan an outdoor movie or get yourself some new outdoor toys to enjoy, like pool floaties or a new fire pit.
Define Luxury for Yourself
If you really want to recreate a spa feeling at home, take some time to think about what that means for you. Is it the relaxing atmosphere? Is it aromatherapy? Or maybe it is the unbelievably fluffy towels? Find ways to incorporate the elements that feel the most luxurious to you.