Before 2008, the words staycation or daycation were not a part of our vocabulary, but the creatives of the world would not allow economics to put a halt to the concept of being revived or renewed while away from home. In fact, even if we don’t realize how important vacations are, our bodies will let us know by becoming sluggish and our minds will respond lethargically. When we allow ourselves to become burned out, productivity is diminished and our ability to respond to our family’s needs is minimized. So if flying to Florida to board a cruise to Antigua doesn’t fit in the budget, why not take a ride downtown for a riverboat cruise?
Today I want to share a few tips that will make your staycation fun, economical and productive.
- Do your research. Cost, hours, special events, special offers
- Plan ahead. Budget, bring your own food, special needs like natural bug repellent
- Ask for referrals. Ask colleagues or Yelp
- Set your intention. I want peace and quiet, I want entertainment, I want to be inspired
- Turn off your phone and other electronic devices. Don’t believe they can’t live without you.
Sometimes we have to multitask in order to fit our staycation into our calendar.
Staycation + Relationship Building
I love music, so lunch at Jason’s Deli $6.99 all you can eat salad bar, followed by a tour of CNN studio and a walk over to Centennial Park for Wednesday Windown with picnic basket of organic goodies. Total cost for 2 = $50
Staycation + Business Building
Self-care is a priority for me so I have added it to my business plan. I invite clients to join me for a day of healing and restoration at JeJu Sauna and Spa. 24-hr Sauna, Pool, Hottub, Quiet Reflection and Healing Starting at $25
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