Do you feel like you are unable to get away for a much-needed vacation?
I was recently inspired by an article I read in a magazine while in the waiting room of my doctor’s office about the topic of micro-vacations.
You know how you feel when you return from a trip away?
You feel inspired, restored, and your mood is improved. Breaking from the routine actually encourages the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine so that we feel energized. That’s why a weekend getaway can do wonders for a person, while even a day trip can induce the same feelings that we gain from our travels on a smaller scale. Micro-vacations are escapes away from the regular routine of life, even if it is just for a short period of time.
Here’s an idea:
Try camping in your own backyard.
- Pitch a tent in your own backyard.
- Make some hot chocolate.
- Roll out the sleeping bag.
- Watch this fireplace video on your tablet.
- Microwave some s’mores. (Here`s a recipe!)
- Tell some ghost stories.
- Breathe in the fresh air.
- Spend time gazing up at the stars.
Backyard camping is something you could do any night of the week. After a night out of doors, you`ll be one happy camper.
What sort of micro-vacations have you taken? Give us some suggestions in the comment section.