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How to have a staycation

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Because of the new addition to the family, a holiday away from home was not a viable option this year end.

So a staycation had to do.

But staycations can get pretty lame and boring if not done right. Just how do you find fun in the everyday on a small island?

How to have a staycation

1.
Spend a day (or two) at home, doing something that you don’t usually have the time to.

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I watched the cats (and dog) play.

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Observed what the family members enjoy doing.

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And suntanned with the cat.

2.
Visit places you’ve been wanting to go but didn’t have the time to.

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3.
Eat at places you don’t normally eat at.

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4.
Be spontaneous and walk into places you usually walk past.

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I spotted a new cafe I never knew about, walked past it thinking, “Maybe not today.”, then turned around and headed in.

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Found a nice hidden corner on the second storey.

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And had a good salted caramel tart.

5.
Explore places you’ve never been.

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When the boy suggested visiting Singapore’s only “hot spring”, I thought, “Sounds like it could be boring.”

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We went anyway. Because I can’t decide if a place is boring until I’ve been to see it myself.

Always experience it first. Don’t deny yourself of an opportunity.

6.
Indulge in good food.

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Even if it means spending more time than usual waiting for food to be ready.

It’s a staycation. There’s nothing but time.

7.
Buy yourself something simple and nice. Something you don’t usually think about on a normal day.

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I’m not very into flowers, but I went to the nursery, spent good time in the cold room, and got myself a bouquet.

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8.
End the staycation with a short trip to a nearby island. No passport needed.

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I went to cat island.

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Played with some cats.

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And climbed trees.

☁ ☁ ☁

End of staycation, and feeling more refreshed.

Happy Source: Staycation, Singapore

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