Working 9 to 10 hours a day, only to return home to follow the daily routine can take a toll on you physically and mentally—especially if you’re a woman. Even if you don’t feel the stress mentally, your body is definitely bearing the brunt of it. Your heart is probably screaming for a break, but your mind is silencing it because your work just won’t allow you to go on a week-long vacation.
Can you relate to this eternal struggle within you? Yes? Then, let us tell you that you can go on a vacation without taking too much time off work, and you can do this without leaving city or town. In short, take a staycation—the perfect break!
Spending just one night away from your home can be so much fun. Here are a few simple ideas to make your day-out in your home town or city as great as any in a vacation destination. Remember, you don’t have to do all these things in a single day. You’re a local after all. You can decide to take a day’s break anytime and indulge in any one of these stress-busting activities.
Pamper Yourself with a Luxury Hotel Stay
A lot of us don’t think of staying in a hotel in our home turf because, well why would we when we have our own place to stay. But the point of staying in a hotel in your own city is not about accommodation. On the contrary, it is all about making yourself feel like a special guest. And a luxury hotel is the right place to make yourself feel special.
Relax in the pool or by the pool side with a glass of wine or hit the jacuzzi. You can unwind with a good massage treatment at the hotel’s spa as well. It’s all about doing nothing in a nice place. And you deserve it. What better way to celebrate Women’s Day than by indulging in yourself!
Dine in and Treat Yourself to Some Fabulous Food
Open that restaurant app you have on your phone or just browse the internet to find a restaurant that’s got great reviews for their food. It could be a small food joint or a fine-dine restaurant. In fact, it does not even have to be a restaurant. Your city’s famous food street can be just as excellent an option.
Do Something That’s Your Definition Of “Fun Day-Out”
You have plenty of options here, especially if you live in a metro city. Check the newspaper or browse online and look for local events. You’ll be surprised to find how buzzing with activity your city is. Depending on your interests, you could visit an art exhibition, catch a play, attend a book reading session, enjoy a live music event, etc. It could even be something as simple as a walk on the beach. You get the idea.
Spend a Day at Your Local Vineyard or Brewery
You might have to travel a relatively short distance to get to one of these, but that’s part of the experience. Visiting a vineyard can be a particularly rewarding experience, because you can get away from the pollution and hustle and bustle of the city.
How about some playtime?
Tired of sitting at your desk at work all day long? Go to your local paintball or laser tag arena with a few friends and have the time of your life! You’ll be surprised how exhilarating all that activity can be. You’ll probably tire out, but you’ll have a smile on your face at the end of the day. And all that running around is good for your health.
Become a tourist for a day
You can be certain you haven’t visited all the ‘tourist spots’ in your city. Make a list and head out as early as possible so that you can make the most of your day. You could also be a part of you’re the local city tours and join the other tourists in exploring your own city.
You need to have fun every once in a while, and how you decide to do that depends on you. But always remember to never let the lack of a long vacation break stop you from having fun. You can always do a staycation.