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7 Ways to Afford Your Own Staycation Retreat Weekend

It’s summer vacation! Time to celebrate, enjoy the weather, and focus on YOU. Just because you don’t have a tropical getaway booked doesn’t mean you can’t still plan your own amazing day or weekend “staycation” right in your own hometown! A lot of people see self-care as selfish, when truly it is the opposite: selfless. If you don’t take care of yourself, how will you take care of others? Being at your best helps you bring out the best in those around you.

So take some time to show yourself the love you deserve!

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Weekend retreats and relaxation packages are popping up all over the place now to promote self-care. But if you’re looking to skip the airport security lines and save on a hotel, why not create your own pampering weekend locally? Here are our top seven suggestions for making the most of your “me” time.

1. Truly Take Some PTO.

Personal time off is rarely used as just that: Personal Time Off. No hustle and bustle of traveling, no doctor’s appointments, or commitments to anyone else but yourself. If it is reasonable for you to take a few hours to lengthen your at-home retreat weekend, your soul will truly thank you for it. And your boss may not mind how rejuvenated and energized you will be returning to work on Monday!
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ABC Asks You to Do Nothing for a Week

ABC is in an altruistic mood. They’re looking out for you, and the global warming crisis. For the week of September 21 they have proclaimed it “National Stay-at-Home Week.” This way, you don’t use gas and send us all into an environmental apocalypse.Ugly Betty

Or, maybe it has something to do with promoting their premiere week for the fall schedule.

Either way, it’s not a bad idea. You’ll save a few bucks on gas, and a little less CO2 in the atmosphere. Not that they’ll be guaranteed that you will watch Ugly Betty or Brothers & Sisters. And never mind that you may gain a few pounds in the process, because they’re encouraging all of us to sit at home on the couch. But it’s all for a good cause, right?