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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?
Spend a day (or two) at home, doing something that you don’t usually have the time to.
I watched the cats (and dog) play.
Observed what the family members enjoy doing.
And suntanned with the cat.
Visit places you’ve been wanting to go but didn’t have the time to.
Eat at places you don’t normally eat at.
Be spontaneous and walk into places you usually walk past.
I spotted a new cafe I never knew about, walked past it thinking, “Maybe not today.”, then turned around and headed in.
Found a nice hidden corner on the second storey.
And had a good salted caramel tart.
Explore places you’ve never been.
When the boy suggested visiting Singapore’s only “hot spring”, I thought, “Sounds like it could be boring.”
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.
Indulge in good food.
Even if it means spending more time than usual waiting for food to be ready.
It’s a staycation. There’s nothing but time.
Buy yourself something simple and nice. Something you don’t usually think about on a normal day.
I’m not very into flowers, but I went to the nursery, spent good time in the cold room, and got myself a bouquet.
End the staycation with a short trip to a nearby island. No passport needed.
I went to cat island.
Played with some cats.
And climbed trees.
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End of staycation, and feeling more refreshed.
Happy Source: Staycation, Singapore