Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Daycations by Angie Ledbetter

Sometimes it's just not possible to leave home for a vacation, a dose of fresh perspective or battery-charging. When that happens, it's time for an at home daycation. The best thing about these surrogate escapes is they are free and easy to take. No gas or reservations needed. Here's how:

1.) Unplug all electronic and cellular devices as if you are disconnected from everything/everyone and in Tahiti or Bora Bora.

2.) Sleep in. (Stay up late the night before if that'll help you rise at a later hour the next day.)

3.) Have a leisurely brunch when you arise. Take a tray outside if that's pleasing, read a book while you eat, or munch in front of the TV.

4.) Take a long bubble bath. Snooze in the tub if possible.

5.) Watch a good movie on DVD or take yourself to the movie.

6.) Do NOT do any of your regularly scheduled chores!

7.) Play mindless games on your computer.

8.) Late lunch or early dinner with a friend.

9.) Complete your daycation with whatever your heart desires and you do not get enough of regularly: swimming, walking, lounging, napping, reading, etc.

10.) Before bedtime, put your next daycation date on your calendar!

I love and appreciate these stay-at-home "trips," and have one scheduled again in about a month. Hope you can plan one for yourself too.


Kathryn Magendie said...

I bet there's lots of "staycations" and "daycations" going on now with gas prices, airline prices, etc....

I love the sound of your daycations!

Barbara Quinn said...

I heard on the radio the other day that people were staying home for vacation...I thought they were having "steakations" not "staycations"! Get out the barbecue.

Anonymous said...

I forget how to stop and sit down sometimes. Glad you had a great "trip"
Oren (FOA)

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