Monday, March 11, 2019

How To Plan A Weekend Getaway

Stress is almost guaranteed in life, but too much of it can have serious negative effects. A weekend getaway may be just the thing you need to reduce tension and recharge so that you are ready to face the next work week. Arranging a mini-vacation, however, may not be as easy a task as it seems on the surface. Here are some tips to make sure that the getaway doesn't become just one more stress to add to your list.

Set a Budget

Your trip shouldn't break the bank. That certainly won't help you relax! Before you start planning, you need to know how much you can spend. As you make decisions about where to go and what to do, decide how much you want to spend on each item as well. There are several online travel budgeting tools that help make sure you're not forgetting anything.

Choose a Destination

Decide where you want to go. What scenario do you picture when you think of relaxation? Is it Beavers Bend Broken Bow Cabins in the woods? Is it a bungalow on a beach? It may be helpful to consider how you would like to spend your time while you're there. If, for example, you want to commune with nature, consider the season and choose a destination where the weather is likely to cooperate with your plans.

Tie Up Loose Ends

You don't want to spend your whole weekend thinking about that report due to your boss on Monday morning. Finish everything you can before you leave for your trip. Answer all the important messages in your inbox. You may even find it helpful to tidy up your home a bit so that you can rest knowing you're coming back to a clean house. Do your best not to leave with a pressing to-do list.

Leave Worries at Home

Once you've cleared out your scheduled tasks, it's time to clear out the things that weigh down your mind. The whole point of a getaway is, in fact, to get away. This includes a preoccupation with any ongoing worries. If you try to leave them at home while you take your trip, you may be surprised to find that they have disappeared completely when you return.
You don't always need a two-week vacation to refresh. Planning a fun weekend away in a relaxing location can help you relieve stress and return to your daily life with renewed vigor.

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Candysfarmhousepantry said...

We have three more trips planned for this year. Doesn't count the weekend get a ways. Plan and go and have an adventure.

Melanies Fab Finds said...

I really want to go on a weekend trip with the kids. It's such a great idea and nice to have a change of scenery. I can't decide where to go!!!

Jeannette said...

I would love to do it we can get away with my family. I really like the idea of having the budget plan ahead of time. That's the best way to make sure you don't overspend.

GiGi EatsCelebrities said...

I love weekends away! It is just so refreshing. Putting yourself in a new environment means you can't settle back in your typical routine, which is wonderful!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Weekends away are always fun! We don't do a lot of those because of the crowds. We prefer to stay home, but we'll go out to eat as a family or see a movie. If we get away, we try to do it during the week.

Unknown said...

I have not had a vacation in a few months and we plan on taking a trip soon. These are all great tips to remember before we go.

Alyssa Hertzig said...

This is me right now! We are going away in two weeks and all I'm doing is stressing about it! I need to work on tying up loose ends so that I can just enjoy it!

Tasheena Womack said...

I love weekend getaways. I have to look into planning a trip for my family. Looking forward to using your tips.

Beth Patterson said...

My mom never enjoyed traveling because she couldn't turn off the worries. My dad loved to travel and I'm somewhere in the middle. These are great tips.

The Super Mom Life said...

Interesting that you posted this. I'm actually planning something right now.

Brittany Nicole said...

I love weekend getaways. They're just the right amount of time to refresh without having to worry too much about taking care of your home.

Gust și Aromă said...

These are hacks that I really should use. We already decided the next destination, so I hope we'll have a lot of fun!

Lisa Favre said...

I like how you mention setting a budget first and foremost. It's so important to know what you're going into finance-wise when planning any sort of trip!

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

Setting a budget is key for any travel. We also clean the house before we leave because I don't want to come home to something dirty lol

Ruth I. said...

We love traveling but it's impossible for us to do it regularly. So I really love when we have the time and budget for a trip.

Nikka Shae said...

So far I’ve taken 1 trip this year! I want to take a total of 5 this year!

Natalie Loves Beauty said...

A budget is something I keep top of mind when planning too! I love just getting away and clearing my head.

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