The past few months have been stressful for many, to say the least. With so many divided about the subject of reopening businesses and summer approaching, you’re likely faced with a dilemma. Whether you had to cancel your scheduled vacation due to closures or you’re on the fence about making plans, here are a few tips for an alternative – the perfect staycation.
Take yourself out to eat
If you are comfortable with going to a restaurant, a nice quiet lunch out is always a treat. And if you’re not quite ready to frequent restaurants, picking up something to go or making your own light lunch and enjoying a picnic may be an even better alternative. Be in the moment, breathe, and just enjoy.
With social distancing still part of our everyday life, what better way to socially distance and do something fun, than to go out into nature. Not only is it great to get some fresh air, movement, and soak up some sunshine, it’s also great for stress relief. If hiking and exploring is your thing and your local trails are your stomping grounds, drive a little to find a new destination. If you’re near any body of water, try your hand at white water rafting, canoeing, or paddle boarding. You might find some hidden gems in your own hometown if you take the time to look.
Give yourself a spa treatment
While it’s not quite the same as going to a spa and getting all the luxuries, blocking off a few hours or even an entire day to completely take care of your own skin, nails, hair, and body…well, what’s better than that? A hot bath, hair treatment, body scrub, pedicure, manicure, and home facial treatment are all going to make you feel amazing.
Get a massage
Thankfully, with strict guidelines and safety protocols, many massage therapists have been able to open their doors again, and many are offering in-home massages as business has shifted. Getting a massage isn’t just relaxing, it’s also therapeutic. Whether you have pain to manage or just need a reset, a massage is the perfect way to escape for an hour or more and help your entire body, mind, and spirit to relax.
While your vacation may be put on hold and plans can’t quite be made yet, a staycation is the perfect alternative, and may be just the thing you need.