Sometimes it is just not possible to get away, but that does not mean you can't have fun. Create a weekend with intent...create a staycation and fill it with your favorite things.
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It's been a long week. Relax. This the night for pizza and wine. Feeling adventurous? Make your own. Or pick it up on the way home. Or call for takeout. Tonight is a night for cuddling, decompressing, pajamas, and good tv.
How about a walk or the gym or an at home workout? The endorphins will power you through your day. How about a DIY pedi (or go get one)? Sandal season is upon us; pretty up those toes.
Shop local. Visit your local library or check out a local museum. Play tourist in your own town. Perhaps there's a local festival you can visit and see the best that your area has to offer.
Or check out an independent seller. Maybe you will find a great dessert from a cute bakery or a tool from a local hardware or home store that will make your life easier. Maybe you'll find a cute scarf or a candle that makes your home smell divine. Or maybe there's a local consignment shop that has something you can repurpose and give new life. Shop local and support your neighbors.
Date night or girls' night out or in.
Theme it out and enjoy Spanish wine or sangria and tapas. Or chianti and antipasto. Or French wine and a charcuterie. Or sushi and saki. Maybe you found dessert from your afternoon wandering, or maybe there's a local restaurant you have been wanting to try. Check out Groupon first and see if you can find a deal.
Maybe there's a movie that fits the theme, or simply connect with conversation.
Begin your day in a spirit of gratitude. All of us are blessed in our own way. Who or what brings a smile to your face? Spend a few minutes thinking about what's good in your life.
Is the weather nice? Enjoy your morning cup of goodness outside and take in the sun and sounds of the morning.
Venture out to your local park or bookstore and let your mind wander. Maybe you can share a coffee date with someone you love.
If you have access to a local farmers' market, what can you bring home that's fresh and local? Prep your meals for the week. Enjoy this Sunday ritual as a recharge of body, mind, and spirit.
Staying home does not mean staying in pajamas 24/7, although it could. Doing what you like, whatever it is, to recharge and bring you back into a state of balance, is what's important. Take this time for you, or at least do one thing that's for you. You're worth it.
What do your stay at home weekends look like? How do you integrate fun?