It’s that time of year when everything slows down before the celebration of the next year to come. What better time to take some time for yourself? If you’re taking vacation time this winter — especially during the week between Christmas and New Year’s — here are a few ways to make sure you have the best winter staycation ever.
When it comes to taking great care of your skin and body, you might feel like you have zero time while you’re spending 40 hours a week at work. You deserve to pamper yourself for a whole day! If you can’t make it out to your favorite spa, then this is the perfect excuse to do a little bit of a spa day for yourself right at home. Start with a long, relaxing shower or bath and follow with moisturizing your skin and putting on your favorite face mask. If you have a fluffy robe, now is the perfect time to bring it out. Once you’ve finished your beauty/skin routine, it’s time to focus on the tension in your body. A personal massage tool is going to be an excellent help here if you have tension in your shoulders and nobody to massage them! A massage roller or massage ball can also be excellent tension relievers. To end your routine, make a cup of your favorite calming tea and sit down with a good book!
Did you know that more than 50% of Americans report being unable to find even 30 minutes to cook a decent meal for themselves? If you’re in the same boat, then this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a decadent dinner. If you’re really into cooking, try a new decadent dish that you’ve always wanted to cook but just haven’t had the time for. Even a simple meal like pasta carbonara or steak and mushrooms can be absolutely decadent if you have the time to prepare your ingredients properly. But what about those of us who really aren’t that into spending time in the kitchen? In that case, ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant or a place that you’ve always wanted to try can be an excellent way to get a delicious meal into the picture. Add a glass of your favorite wine or sparkling water and you’ll definitely feel like staycation royalty.
One of the best parts of a winter staycation is having ample time to treat yourself. If you want to stay home, some online shopping can really help you get out of the work mindset. Not to mention you’ll have more time to peruse your favorite retailers. If you’d prefer to stay local, that’s great, too! In fact, taking a walk around your neighborhood and supporting your favorite local businesses along the way can be an excellent way to treat yourself and support your local community. Not sure what to treat yourself with? Consider flowers, for a start. Not only do they make your home look and feel fresh, but almost 83% of people say they like receiving flowers. Buying flowers for yourself still counts! You could also grab yourself a treat from your local bakery or a piece of clothing you’ve been eyeing from the boutique you love that’s down the street.
Almost 92% of employees say that vacation time is important to them. As it should be! And if you want to have the ultimate winter staycation this year, make sure you try a few of these tips out.
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