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Vacation or Staycation?

Posted on: July 30th, 2020

Taking time to regroup, to relax, and rest is necessary for our health, our sanity, and for our families to reconnect with one another.  

Choosing whether or not to travel during the pandemic is another matter.  For some of you, this may not alter your choices.  Perhaps you already had a vacation planned and are determined to take it no matter what.  Or perhaps you are uncertain about travel and feel staying home is a safer option.  Or perhaps you are just returning to work after being shut down for so long and are unable to take a vacation this summer.  

Whatever your situation there are some things you can do to feel refreshed and prepared amidst the uncertainty of our present circumstances.

  1. Be prepared.  Make sure safety measure are in place wherever you go (wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks, social distancing)
  1. Plan ahead.  Is COVID spreading in my community?  Is it spreading at my destination?  Would you have to quarantine yourself for 14 days upon arriving? What are the state and local requirements of where I would like to go?  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/should-you-travel-this-summer-here-e2-80-99s-a-guide-to-flying-road-trips-and-other-vacation-concerns-amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic/ar-BB15T2YA
  2. Consider less populated sites like visiting a lake or the mountains.
  3. Go on a road trip in your own car.

Staying home? https://clark.com/travel/staycation-ideas/

  • Read a good book.
  • Take time to enjoy the little things around you.
  • Explore nature.  Hike, bike, visit a state park.
  • Play board games or put a puzzle together.
  • Camp in the back yard.
  • Unplug
  • Rest, relax, and enjoy!

Taking time for yourself whether away or at home helps you to reset.  Everyone needs a break.  If you are finding it hard to relax, need assistance setting boundaries between work and home, contact me at SHCS.