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Why you need to go for that staycation now

Living - By Lolita Bunde | October 12th 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300
Staycations are much cheaper than planning a vacation (Shutterstock)

Have you reached that point in your life where you feel everything and everyone is ganging up against you? If yes, then it’s time for that break you have been singing about. You are probably working yourself tirelessly trying to save up for that long awaited vacation that doesn’t just seem to get here.

Given the current state of the global economy, your vacation budget may spike up or even turn into a pipe dream. Considering how much you need a break from everything, a staycation may just be the thing you need right now. Here are some reasons why you need to go for that staycation right now:

Your mental health comes first before anything else (Shutterstock)

Your sanity matters

It is obvious the reason why you are planning for an expensive and long vacation is the need for a break. When it’s time to take a break it is time, stop pushing yourself beyond your limits. Your mental health and wellbeing is more important than that job stressing you. Also burn out is real, do not wait until your body refuses to cope to take a break. Besides with all the chaos going on, a little break wouldn’t hurt.

It is much cheaper

In comparison to the thousands you are going to spend on your time away on a long holiday, a staycation will save you a lot of money. The best part is that you won’t even have to travel far away to experience the same resources and hospitality. With the current economic situation, you cannot afford to spend a good chunk of your savings on expensive trips.

No work leave required

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Staycations don’t need you to take leave days off work or inconvenience your business partners. Since staycations involve minimal travel, you can work with a weekend of your choice and get the rest you need. Furthermore, it doesn’t have to be one weekend, you can plan with two or three different weekends and have totally different experiences from each.

Staycations give you more time to actually relax (Shutterstock)

Requires minimal planning

Unlike a full vacation that will require months of saving, weeks of planning and backups, a staycation only needs a few shillings and your desired destination. The best part about all this is that you will be familiar with the areas and you won’t have to stress over hotel prices, your safety or even hygiene.

More time to relax

Staycations actually give you more time to relax, you won’t have to spend a chunk of your vacation time driving or sleeping on a plane. You can also have enough time to turn off all electric devices and actually do something different without alarming your loved ones. When you go on long vacations and stay without communicating to your loved ones, it can be hard for them to tell whether you are okay or just hibernating.

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