What to Do at Home When You Aren’t Traveling


Staying at home can be (nearly) just as good as traveling and exploring, especially if you can make a cozy weekend of it. Having time to reflect and to relax is essential for your mental health and wellbeing. Time for yourself is also nice to have as it gives you the opportunity to switch off and to do things that you enjoy and that you may not always get time for! If you are getting the rare opportunity of staying at home over the weekend but aren’t sure how to enjoy your time, these tips should help you.  

Take Some Me Time

How often do you get an excuse to truly make the most out of a weekend at home? Well, this could be the perfect opportunity. You deserve ‘me time’, and you need to enjoy every bit of time you get. So, whether you take a nice long hot bath, read a good book, catch up with friends or family, cook up a storm in the kitchen, bake your socks off, or just catch up on that series or box set that you have been putting off watching, ensure that you enjoy every hour of your fabulous weekend at home.

Indulge in Your Favorites

A weekend at home is the perfect time to slow things down, take it easy, and enjoy all of those things you never seem to get enough time for. From that laid back Saturday brunch to the sumptuous French Press Coffee on a Sunday morning, you have the time to indulge in your favorites and learn how to perfect each aspect. Savor every last minute to really treat yourself and truly enjoy the whole weekend.

Plan out Your Next Adventure

With some free time on your hands, why not really make the most of it and get to work on planning out your next travel adventure? Take some time and really think about what you want to do and where you want to go. Why not try putting together ideas and make an inspiration journal for all those far-flung places you want to visit and explore in the near future. Start looking at travel plans and accommodation options for the places you want to visit. There is nothing better than dreaming about where you want to go next and then realizing it by putting a travel plan into action, so what are you waiting for?

Do a Digital Detox

You don’t have to disconnect from everything if you don’t want to, but reducing your screen time and internet usage can help you feel a lot more relaxed and rejuvenated. Sometimes being constantly connected to the outside world via 24/7 news and social media updates takes a lot out of you, quite often without you realizing it. So give yourself a few hours of rest from your phone, tablet, or laptop, and you will feel better. There is, of course, no set time for a digital detox – go with what feels right. Even just turning off your screens for an hour a day over the weekend will help you feel less stressed and more relaxed, and it will give your eyes and fingers a little rest too.

What have you been doing at home during this time? What tips do you have for your fellow go girl? Let us know in the comments below!


About Author

Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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