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How to Have a Vacation Without a Vacation

by Beth Warren February 6, 2021

I returned this week from my first family vacation in a LONG time.

 

We’ve all gone through ALOT this year.

 

Even if the specifics were different, there’s also commonality in the struggles we faced.

 

But it got me thinking:

 

I know going away was a privilege that I felt I worked very hard for but was a ultimately still a privilege.

 

So,

 

how can I help some of you FEEL like you took a vacation, WITHOUT a vacation.

 

Well,

 

one thing I realized,

 

is that even though we can physically be on a vacation,

 

it may not feel like a vacation (especially traveling with kids) without setting an intention,

 

keeping a focused mindset,

 

or repeating matras,

 

that help you get EVERYTHING you’re looking to reset and refresh out of it.


Here's How You Can Feel a Vacation Without a Vacation:

1. Prep your home. You wouldn't vacuum on a regular vacation, and you shouldn't vacuum during your staycation, either.

2. Disrupt your routine.

3. Stop working. 

4. Plan your re-entry.

5. Spice it up with a new recipe from a place you want to visit.

6. Learn a new language or speak a foreign one that you know.

7. Unplug from your phone.

8. Shake up a new drink.

9. Host a home yoga retreat.

10. Escape into the pages of a travel book.

11. Take a safari through your backyard.

12. Watch an international film.

13. Make friends from around the world.

14. Curate the perfect vacation playlist.

15. Visit a destination virtually.

(or Pelaton)

16. Treat yourself to a spa day.

17. Reminisce with souvenirs and photos.

18. Snap a selfie of your experiences.

19. Put on your summer scent or background music like ocean waves.

20. Plan a day trip. And if it can’t be a whole trip, walk and brows a local neighborhood, sip a coffee in a coffee shop - those are my two “staycation” faves that work wonders for me, even if I have only moments.

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