Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Mar 23, 2020

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As America and other parts of the world begin to practice social distancing in response to COVID-19, a lot of us have found ourselves with a little extra time on our hands. Having the ability to work from home on a daily basis has taught me a lot about myself, how I like to work, and the importance of time management.

As many of us navigate our new normal, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite inexpensive activities to do when I need a break from work and other day-to-day responsibilities.

Get organized

Being at home provides you with plenty of time to get organized and de-clutter your space. Have you been meaning to go through your closet and get rid of clothes that might not fit or are outdated? I’m known to have an emotional attachment to many of the pieces in my closet so I’m making an effort to get rid of items in my closet that don’t make me feel like the beautiful, confident woman I am. If your closet is organized, try matching all of your Tupperware with its lids or going through that junk drawer you keep avoiding.

Read a good book

When is the last time you read a good book? It’s probably been a long time. Whether it’s a nonfiction thriller, an autobiography, or just a recipe, pick up something you’re interested in and stick with it until the very last page.

(Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post about my favorite books that support, understand, and sometimes even challenge my way of thinking!)

Complete a puzzle

Ok, if you’re new to following me or even this blog, let me just tell you how much I LOVE PUZZLES. I enjoy completing a traditional puzzle, but you can always try crosswords, Sudoku, or even a rubix cube.

Binge a new TV show

This one seems like a no brainer. We all love finding a new show we just can’t get enough of. I’ve been spending 99.9% of my time watching Love is Blind on Netflix because let’s be honest… Who hasn’t been watching Love is Blind?

Learn a new skill

What better time to learn a new skill than now? Try learning a new language, an instrument, or continue practicing something you’re already passionate about. I’ve decided to try and learn popular TikTok dances to help pass the time.

In the words of Ashley Tisdale, we’re all in this together.

Do an at home workout

Now more than ever, we need accessible at-home fitness routines that can help us prioritize our physical and mental health. My HIIT30 program requires no gym, exercise equipment, or experience. For a one-time purchase, you’ll get 30 days of 30 minute workouts combined with self-care guidance, mental health resources and so much more.

Self care, self care, self care

Just because you can’t go to the nail or hair salon doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself. For me, self care means meditating, washing my face, playing with Blue, and making time to do the things I would usually say “Not today…I’m too busy”.

Drop a comment and let me know what you’re trying at home to stay busy and as always, remember to wash your hands and avoid touching your face!

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