The Gift of a Staycay

Do you need a time of refreshing? Have you been running on empty? Do you need a little perspective? If so, consider a day or two (or more) away from home. A change of scenery and routine does wonders when it comes to your emotional, spiritual, and physical health.

Why Take a Staycation?

If you live in Hawaii, you have lots of options. Whether you stay in a beach bungalow, a luxury hotel, a vacation rental, or a tent, the point is that a getting away from your normal is good for you. Respites are incredibly important and can actually help reset your brain. When you shut down everything around you by going someplace different, you’ll get a fresh perspective on things. By forcing your brain to change its current environment you can actually begin to think differently. Who doesn’t need a change in thinking from time to time?

Are you stuck on a problem? Are you having difficulty thinking creatively? Getting away can give you clarity and help you identify those things that may be blocking you and making you feel stuck. Studies actually show that taking time away gives you a better outlook on life and more motivation to achieve goals. By having time to relax, your brain will actually be able to reverse the negative effects of being stressed. Hmmm……don’t we all want a little stress relief?

Stay Close to Home

You may not have the luxury to get away for weeks on end, but you can likely manage a day or two away from your normal environment. Where can you go close to home this weekend or next? What can you do that will get you out of your regular routine and environment without having to spend an inordinate amount of money or time planning? Be creative. Try something new — something that will fill your tank and refresh you in mind, body, and spirit.

A  simple staycation can make you happier and less stressed, plus a staycay is easy to plan, affordable, and you won’t have to pack much. You will return home with more energy and more meaning in your life. A positive reprieve will have a significant effect upon your energy and your emotional and mental well-being.

Go on a Staycation in Hawaii

If you live in Hawaii, it’s not hard to find a spot that will breathe new life into your soul. But, no matter where you live, take a few days off and get away from your everyday routine. Think of it as an investment in your health, but also as part of what you need to do to maintain a good work-life balance.

Life is complex and you work hard at it, so take advantage of what is right in front of you and give yourself a gift — the gift of a vacation close to home.

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