Here's Why You Need to Take a Self-Care Staycation This Weekend
Sometimes jumping on a plane, train or automobile isn’t in the cards, and your only opportunity to vacate is at home sweet home. Truth be told, there’s nothing mundane about planning a staycation and, if done right, it can be more restful than the rigamarole of planning a trip that takes you far and wide.
The idea of self-care has grown in popularity as society’s growing acceptance and openness around self-care and mental health increases. So, it’s only natural that we are also starting to talk about recharging, healing, and growth.
According to Travel and Leisure, searches for “self-care” on Pinterest rose by a whopping 537% last year. Researchers concluded that the “self-care staycation” will be one of 2018’s top trends that will flow into 2019.
The Benefits of Taking a Staycation
More and more, people are embracing the idea of a staycation, or a vacation at home. The concept of self-care and taking a staycation go hand-in-hand. When you’re not stressed out with traveling, logistics and time changes, you can focus your energy on taking care of yourself.
Ultimately, self-care staycations are meant to bring you happiness, calm you down, and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for whatever comes next in life – just the way a usual vacation would. Plus, if you’re short on time or money, a staycation is a perfectly affordable way to knock out taking time off while still getting a vacation-y feel.
Ready to embrace stay? Here are our tidbits of advice to help you feel like you’ve spoiled yourself appropriately in your very own casa.
A simple vacation from your devices is enough to sometimes feel like you’ve taken a relaxing hiatus from life. Without the distractions of texting, Snapping, and reading endless emails, your brain will get the mental detox it so genuinely deserves. Turn those phones and laptops off and truly vacate.
Make yourself a chill playlist to get you in the mood to veg out or get playful. My recent playlist can get you started with your vacay vibes, but to make this feel even more like a treat, pick a theme and put together a playlist to match. A few ukulele tunes may be all you need to transport you to the beaches of Maui.
Treat Yo’ Self
Order in the most delicious dinner delivery, get an in-home spa service like a manicure or massage or run yourself an indulgently long and warm bath to soak in. Order yourself a Song & Sea Box which has all the things you need for the perfect escape. Each box makes you feel like a mini vaycay. Whatever your pleasure, give yourself all the creature comforts you would indulge in while on vacation.
Indulge in Simple Pleasures
We often forget the little gestures that hotels make when you are away. Be it spa water (with sliced cucumbers in it), extra cozy slippers, plush bathrobes, perfectly crisp and ironed sheets; all of these elements can make your humble abode feel like a boutique hotel.
Netflix & Chill
All those films you’ve been dying to watch? Give yourself the luxury of tucking into your very own film festival. Pop some popcorn and make it feel like an event… in your cozies, of course.
Ready to embrace stay? Order your Song & Sea Box today!