Vacation vs. staycation. Is one…or both…for you?
I just returned from a little 5 day vacation at the Oregon coast…very relaxing, rejuvenating, just what I needed. I was planning to do a little work over the weekend upon my return, to minimize the to-dos that awaited me, but decided to continue my vacation at home.
It was truly lovely. No schedule, nothing I had to do, going to bed a bit earlier and sleeping a bit later. I loved just deciding what I was going to do at each moment.
And, I decided not to get on the computer to check emails, even from my personal account. I remained mostly unplugged…just texting with a few friends.
I love traveling, and am feeling the itch for an extended journey away from Oregon, maybe away from the US. I’m not sure where or when that will be exactly, but it’s exciting to ponder. Travel does feed me.
I know some HSPs, however, that really don’t like to travel. They prefer to stay fairly close to the comforts of home, a routine, reliable food options, the ability to manage/control their environment much more than being away. I get that.
I also know that very often those who choose not to travel for vacations, just don’t take vacations. There’s a little stigma still with the idea of staying at home and not doing anything, not being ‘productive,’ being ‘lazy.’
But, it’s so important for everyone, and especially Highly Sensitives, to maximize down time, to be able to recharge, to just be and not do all of the time. How can someone accomplish this while being at home?