Planning Your Best Staycation

With midterms right smack dab in the middle of the month, nothing sounds better than hopping on a plane and getting away from exams, labs, presentations and essays.


Although called “mid term break,” students usually don’t get too much downtime. Professors often load up assignments during the break and you may be putting in extra hours at work. Sometimes, trying to plan a vacation/spring break  party this time of the year just isn’t possible.


However, sometimes the best solution is to do nothing at all!


If you’re looking to save some extra cash, time, or just want something to treat yourself, then a staycation may be just for you.


Here’s some benefits of planning your own staycation:

Catch up on work

Although the workload never seems to escape, we can learn how to best manage it. You can use this time to cross off those items on your to-do list that have been lingering in the background for the last few months, but haven’t quite made it on your daily to-do list.


This could mean organizing bills, finishing a book or project or even starting your spring cleaning. These tasks aren’t necessarily fun, but you’ll feel productive and relieved when they are all out of the way for the month ahead.  


The best thing about sleeping in on your staycation is you don’t have to feel guilty. When vacationing, we want to get in as many experiences as we can before the week is up, and certainly don’t want to miss out by taking a nap. Yet, in the comfort of your own home, you can catch some Z’s for as long as you’d like. In addition, if you’re doing a lot of studying over break, don’t forget to rest your body and mind too!

Try something new

Trying something new could mean anything! During the work and school routines, it’s hard to find the time to tap into our creative sides. Use your staycation to do something that makes you happy! Some ideas include: making a new recipe, drawing, biking, going to the movies… the options are endless!

Pamper yourself

Having a staycation doesn’t mean you can’t go out or spend money. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to get back in touch with your city or neighborhood. You could go to a museum, check out a new restaurant, pamper yourself or even rent a an Airbnb in a new part of town.


Whether you’re on a beach or in the comfort of your bed, the staycation goal remains the same: to get some well-deserved R & R.