Summer is here, and many people will be sunning it up on some faraway beach, with an ice cream in one hand and a delicious fruit cocktail in the other. With nothing but sand and sea, they will be able to get away from it all, with no thoughts of the pressures of home. But if you’re opting for a staycation this summer, it can be difficult to fully relax. Staying within the confines of your home environment, you will be reminded of life’s usual issues, and this might interfere with the rest and relaxation you are craving. If this is the case for you, I have some tips that might just help.
Block any reminders of work
You’re off work, so you don’t want to be reminded by your usual workplace demands. Turn your phone off if you need to, avoid your work emails, and remind anybody associated with your job that you are not to be disturbed unless it's an emergency. It's so easy to get carried away with work in your time off, but you need the break, so the distractions need to go.
Get your home summer ready
It will be difficult to relax at home if it isn’t geared up for your staycation. You need to sort out any minor repairs, such as decluttering, catching up on washing and even dealing with your aircon, as you will suffer in your downtime if you don’t. And then, find the perfect place to relax and surround yourself with hobbies and things you enjoy. These visual modern conservatories are a great place to take refuge away from the distractions present around the rest of the home, with extra space to make your very own.
Don’t stay at home all day
If you’re sat at home all day, you're more likely you are to find something to do with your time, such as those blasted household chores. Instead, take the occasional day trip, or tour your town for fun things to do. There may even be a place of natural beauty where you can set yourself up for the day, pack a picnic, find a good book, and enjoy the scenery around you.
You won’t be able to relax fully if you don’t take care of your health. There is the threat of sunburn and dehydration if you stay too long under the sun, and then there are all the usual summer allergies that plague many of us. Follow my self-care tips, and then stock yourself up with everything you need to stay healthy, including bottles of water, sun lotions, and anti-allergy medications.
With all the money you have saved by not going on vacation, you may be able to splurge out on luxuries that you wouldn’t always consider. This can include takeaways, spa days, a trip to the beauty salon, new DVDs, a summer outfit, and even a maid service to deal with your household chores. Don’t overspend, as that will ruin your summer, but budget what you can afford, and start saving now to give you that spending potential.
Don’t over-schedule yourself
You’re off work, so now is the time to spend more time with family and friends. That’s great, but don’t fill your timetable with social appointments (unless you really want to). Sort out your calendar so you have some days that are devoted to you alone, giving you the time to do exactly what you want to do without having to compromise with anybody else.
So, there we have it. Some simple tips to make your summer staycation a relaxing one. I hope you have a wonderful time, whatever you are getting up to this season.
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