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5 Tips for Planning a Staycation
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Taking all of your vacation days is an important component
of your peak performance at home and work. Vacations allow
you to disconnect from your regular routine and then return
rested and rejuvenated. If money or time is tight, a
staycation is a great alternative to a traditional vacation.
A staycation is simply a vacation taken at home. Following a
few simple tips, you can enjoy the benefits of a holiday
without having to pack your suitcase.
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5 Tips for Planning a Staycation
Copyright (c) 2009 Laurel Vespi
Stone Circle Coaching
Taking all of your vacation days is an important component of
your peak performance at home and work. Vacations allow you to
disconnect from your regular routine and then return rested and
rejuvenated. If money or time is tight, a staycation is a great
alternative to a traditional vacation. A staycation is simply a
vacation taken at home. Following a few simple tips, you can
enjoy the benefits of a holiday without having to pack your
Here are 5 tips to make your staycation a success:
1. Be Enthusiastic
Your attitude about a staycation is critical to its success. If
you are thinking that it is a second class version of the "real
thing", then you will likely be somewhat unsatisfied with the
experience. Decide what you want the focus of your staycation to
be: relaxation, adventure, recreation, culture. Ask yourself what
you want to get out of your time off. Consider what you like best
about a traditional vacation and include that aspect in your
2. Plan Your Itinerary
Lack of planning is one of the biggest reasons people are
disappointed with a staycation. Think about the amount of
planning that goes into a traditional vacation. Put the same
amount of energy into planning this time off. Create an
itinerary. Decide what activities you'd like to do, local
attractions you might like to visit, or events you might like to
3. Prepare Ahead
Lack of preparation is the other big reason people find
staycations disappointing. The important thing to avoid is
blurring the lines between regular household chores and your time
off. Be strict about not picking away at your list of undone
house jobs. Just like a traditional vacation, take care of tasks
around the house ahead of time: tidy things up, stock up the
refrigerator if you'll be eating at home, do the laundry.
4. Unplug From Work
The best way to get a break from work is to actually take a
break, so unplug from the office during your staycation. Tell
people you are going on holidays, create an absence message for
your voicemail and email, leave your blackberry in the drawer.
These suggestions apply to traditional vacations as well!
5. Treat It Like A Vacation
Approach your staycation in the same way you would a traditional
vacation. Plan a start and end date. Take photos. Try new things.
Visit different restaurants.
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