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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
      http://www.stonecirclecoaching.com



      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.

      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
      planning.

      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
      attend.

      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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