Going away for a whole week or longer may seem overly decadent to you, and perhaps a bit too expensive (in terms of both time and money). I know that it does to me as an entreprenuer and all-around-busy-person. I think there’s a compromise though. I’m planning to take a number of daycations this summer instead. You can too.
Why not rent a cabana at a nearby resort, or purchase a day pass for a rooftop pool? You’ll be able to catch some rays, sip frozen beverages from paper straws, order lunch poolside, and curl up with that book you’ve been dying to read. Sometimes all we need is a day to rest and reset by changing our location and mindset. Besides, when we take a full week off, we are so far behind when we come back to it that all of the stress we released during our vacation comes flooding right back to us. Taking several mini-vacations instead helps mitigate this phenomenom.
What’s more, there are so many cool destinations within an hour or two of our homes. We often overlook them because we are so close. Do a little investigative work here. Perhaps you can ride roller coasters at a nearby amusement park, take a class on floral arranging, or tour a local historic site or vineyard.
Maybe your ideal daycation is kayaking on the river or hiking to a new waterfall. Maybe you’ll go out on a limb and try stand-up-paddleboarding or indoor skydiving. The sky really is the limit. Whatever you choose, your mind and body will thank you for incorporating a daycation (or two) into your summer routine!
~Charlene Walters is a business and higher education consultant, corporate trainer, university professor, the author of Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur and the host of the TV Show Launch which is now streaming on Roku and Amazon Fire (DB & A Network).