Throughout a raging pandemic, the world embraced the immense importance of wellbeing and healthy lifestyle choices. We’ve all been going above and beyond to fight our cravings, introduce more vitamin-rich snacks into our days, and somehow, keep stress at a minimum in order to protect our health and sanity. We even learned the value of a “staycation” when we couldn’t board a plane to our dream destination.
Pandemic or not, we can benefit from organizing a luxurious staycation based on a restorative self-care routine. Here are a few suggestions you can add to your agenda and turn an ordinary day into one of opulence, appreciation, pampering, and bliss.
Treat Your Body to a Yoga Class at Home
You can use online yoga guides to create your own little exercise routine or find trusty yoga video tutorials to keep you occupied. You can even subscribe to online yoga classes and benefit from the guided approach of a professional while remaining in the comfort of home.
To turn this otherwise regular workout into a lush experience, you can use a yoga cushion, a comfortable yoga mat, the most wonderful leggings you own, and of course, turn your room into a zen escape. You can use an essential oil dispenser to enjoy various soothing aromas, light candles to set the mood, and prepare luxurious herbal tea for the end of the session.
Discover the Culinary Delights of Vegan Meals
When we travel, we want to have a taste of authentic local food and culinary delights in order to fully immerse ourselves in the local culture. When on a staycation, you can switch your regular daily meals and turn them into vegan delicacies that will both tease your palate and keep your nutrition needs covered. Who knows, perhaps this kind of luxurious pampering of your taste buds can inspire you to transform your nutrition completely.
For starters, follow a trusted vegan protein guide so that the meals you cook are rich in this essential macronutrient and filling. Ingredients such as quinoa, brown rice, and peas can give any dish that protein-packed edge, while you experiment with different vegan-friendly flavors and spices. Consider this a treat for your health, but also a source of pleasure for your palate.
Transform Your Home into a Spa for a Day
Create your own home-based spa. Start with preparing the most luxurious, skin-nurturing towels you have. Prepare essential oils you can use to infuse your bubble bath with calming fragrances. Add scented candles to every room and fresh flowers if you want that look and feel of nature indoors.
You can invest in a comfortable foot massager to take your spa day to the next level and truly turn it into a luxurious staycation. Prepare your most luscious body lotion or butter, your favorite book, some gentle music in the background, and you’ll be ready to bask in the ultimate forms of self-care available at home.
Organize a Restorative Movie Night
What turns an ordinary movie night into an evening of healthy indulgence and enjoyment? Well, start with a bottle of your favorite wine, and you’ll be on the right track. However, don’t be afraid to experiment with details such as picking out a hair and face mask to rejuvenate your skin while you watch your favorite comedy film.
Leverage your knowledge of healthy foods and create a menu of healthy snacks containing fresh fruit, veggies, and a range of delicious dips and sauces. If you’re feeling lazy and you want to spare yourself the time in the kitchen, you can order in. Add some scented candles to the backdrop to create the perfect atmosphere, and you’ll set the stage for your luxe staycation with a movie to improve your mood.
Explore Nearby Natural Wonders
A staycation doesn’t necessarily require you to stay put, at home, all day. The beauty of this idea is that you can actually look to the gorgeous wonders of Mother Nature within walking or driving distance, and you’ll give your body and your mind precisely what they need: serenity, fresh air, and meditation in movement.
This is a perfect opportunity to go out hiking in the woods or the mountains, with your spouse or your kids. You can bring a picnic basket to have a meal in the fresh air and surrounded by pure, unspoiled nature. Remember, there is nothing more precious and opulent in this world than Mother Nature.
Whatever You Do, Enjoy It
In all fairness, it can be difficult to enjoy a staycation if you’re used to (or you prefer) traveling for your holiday. However, spending that time at home instead means making the most of your days with the help of creative, unorthodox ideas. Add a touch of luxury into your self-care, diversify your daily activities, and enjoy your staycation as much as possible.
Sophia Smith is a lifestyle blogger, graphic designer, and food enthusiast. She is very passionate about eco-friendly and green topics, sustainable fashion, eco beauty, and conscious business. She loves sharing meaningful content that inspires people and has covered topics ranging from organic products and sustainability to self-care and mental health.