“Staycations aren’t just trendy they are smart”, say experts.
Holiday season is round the corner, but everyone cannot afford a holiday, so instead of running a debt and trying to go for a holiday make sure that your time off is relaxing and fun- that is a real vacation. Same place, different mindset- that’s the challenge of a staycation.
So, let’s talk about some of the best ways of making the most of your stay-at-home vacation-
Set your boundaries and budget
Approach your staycation as you would do with a regular holiday and create an activity plan and a corresponding budget. You’ll need to establish some boundaries to keep ‘real life’ from intruding while your family is on its staycation. Small staycation stint helps you strike a good work-life balance later when you are back in the real world. So it is important to decide on limits of cell-phone use and set up an out-of-office email message for the duration of your time ‘away’. However you handle your time off, it’s important to treat the time as special so that you don’t spend it as a working holiday. [Read more…]