Never heard of staycation? It basically means taking some time off and unwinding by sticking around the house and avoiding the stress of having to get on a plane or putting a huge hole in your wallet. While many states are starting to open up unfortunately the possibility of taking that next tropical vacation may have to be put on hold for a little longer because international travel is still on hold. But how do you create a relaxing escape at home when our home has been work life and school life? You'd be surprised! Here are 20 great ideas to take the tropics back to your home.
1. Set up your space
Think hotel living. Make sure your home is set up for maximum relaxation before the first morning of your staycation. Clean up. Clean out your fridge. Do your laundry. Clean your bathroom. Change the sheets on your bed. Freshen up your sheets, towels, and other linens with Pure Fiji's Room Mist. It will give them a delicious scent that can help you relax during your afternoon naps and unwind before bed.
2. Unplug from the world
Set up an "out of office" response on your work email, and do not check it. Remember you are on vacation. Do not look at apps. Do not look at social media and skip the news. When you banish the source of stress, the stress itself may dissipate. The earth will continue to turn even if you're not plugged into your computer or social media constantly.
3. Indulge in little luxuries
The Island Therapy bag is a perfect way to bring some sunshine into your life, whether at home or away. A wonderful assortment of travel sized products containing a 2 oz. sizes of lotion, oil, creme scrub, shower gel, sugar rub & body butter which will help you unwind and de-stress after a particularly difficult day or the perfect collection for your staycation.
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4. Roll up and stash your rugs
Visualize the feeling of walking on the board walk by letting your naked feet walk on cool wooden floors.
5. Turn on the island tunes
Create a music play list of the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet and reggae tunes, along with decorative palm trees, leis, margaritas, summery foods, Hawaiian shirts and a canopy.
6. Relax outside by candlelight
Set out dozens of tea-lights or line the edge of the patio with large pillar candles on plates. Play your favorite songs, or listen to the calming sound of water trickling in your outdoor fountain. The peaceful, gentle trickling of a home water feature is a great de-stressor. It promotes relaxation, thoughtfulness, peace, comfort and sleep.
7. Have dinner delivered every night
Place a stack of your favorite take-out menus next to the phone, and follow where your fancy leads you, from Hawaii pineapple pizza one night to an exotic grilled Mahi Mahi.
Fill your space with Pure Fiji's delightful coconut wax candle that's never overpowering, always burns clean and creates an exotic tropical scent experience. Made by gently cooling warm organic coconut oil from the Fiji Islands, this coconut wax candle emits zero soot particles, does not blacken walls nor add toxic carcinogens into the air while delivering a luxurious fragrance bringing showstopper vibes to any room. This candle delivers approximately 34 hours of burn time.
8. Turn your bathroom into a tropical spa
Pure Fiji's Coconut Milk Shower Gel is packed with moisturizing agents to hydrate the skin without stripping it of its natural oils, while pineapple extracts gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities leaving skin super-soft as the power of sweet-smelling coconut transports you to paradise. This dreamy shower gel is available in the following infusions: coconut milk & honey, coconut lime blossom, guava, mango, pineapple, and more.
9. Make your spa water pretty
Transform plain pitchers filled with ice water with slices of lemon, orange, or cucumber. Place them (each with a glass) in your kitchen area, reading area, bathroom and in a shady spot outside your porch and patio.
10. Hire a mobile massage therapist
Mobile massage therapy is increasingly popular because you can have the best of both worlds - a professional massage experience without leaving the house. This greatly reduces stress, both before and after the massage, so that you can benefit most deeply from the state of relaxation that massage promotes.
11. Take a yoga retreat in your living room
The beauty of yoga is that you don't have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. All you need is a couple of blankets or towels. Next, check out YouTube for several free classes.
12. Give yourself a relaxing foot spa treatment
Pamper your feet with this essential relaxing foot spa treatment from the pristine isles of Fiji. A Coconut Milk foot soak will soften and prepare feet for an extraordinary Sugar Rub which will gently but thoroughly remove dead skin cells. To complete this treatment massage the nourishing body butter onto feet and apply socks. Awaken to smooth silky feet.
- Add Pure Fiji's luxurious Coconut Milk Bath Soak to warm water in a foot spa or large basin.
- Soak your feet for five minutes.
- Remove feet from milk bath. Apply a spoon of Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub to hands and gently massage into feet and calves until sugar dissolves and reaches honey-like consistency.
- Place feet in the warm milk bath, rinse and dry.
- Apply a spoonful of Body Butter to each foot and massage.
- Wrap each foot in a warm hand towel for five minutes.
- Remove hand towels and massage Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion into calves and feet.
- Slip your warm, smooth feet into socks and let the indulgence of Pure Fiji work its magic overnight.
13. Stay in your robe longer
Hey you're on vacation so there's no rush to do anything right? Pure Fiji's Coconut Milk Shower Gel is a must-have natural product for your morning shower. When you get out of the shower apply Pure Fiji's Hydrating Body Lotion, and then spritz your hair and body with Pure Fiji's Hydrating Body Mist. Available in delicious infusions it will instantly transport you to the sultry beaches of the Fiji Islands while keeping your skin hydrated for 24 hours. Oh, and did we mention that this body mist smells aaaah-mazing?
14. Go for a hike
If you can get to a hiking spot around you and it's still open, why not go for a hike? You can pretend you're hiking literally anywhere in the world.
15. Read a fiction book
Pick up something light and breeze through it. It's time for your brain to take a break. It works hard for you all the time and it needs some rest.
As you can see, there a so many ways to create a relaxing and fun staycation. You've literally saved yourself from all that packing, the hassle of driving to the airport, and the inevitable stress that goes along with travel. Staycation success is making sure your commit to unplugging. If you answer work calls and emails it won't feel like much of a staycation at all.