Staycations | alive
“Unfortunately, in times of coping and protection from a pandemic,” says Linda Graham, MFT, author of “Bouncing Back and Resilience” (New World Library, 2013 and 2018), regrouping and renewal can be more limited At precisely this time, more than ever, we need this break from worry and pressure – dream of vacation.
“How do we get away from all of this without going anywhere?
“Staycations help us regain that much needed perspective on the inherent goodness of life and regain our own courage to deal with it,” says Graham.
Graham adds, “Even when finances or physical mobility are limited, even if creating a private space or quiet time in a house full of other people and important projects is challenging, stays offer a moment of calm before that daily pressures and insecurities.
“Staycations renew our hope for the future at a time when that hope is most needed.”
Should you stay or go
While staying has its own rewards, it can be worth going a little further afield if COVID restrictions allow it. Careful planning, research and discussion with travel partners / family members makes a significant contribution to a rewarding and safe trip.
Plan a healthy vacation
- Think carefully about whether traveling feels safe for you and your family.
- Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you suspect you have come into contact with someone who has.
- If you do decide to travel, be sure to maintain a physical distance at all times, wash your hands frequently, wear hand sanitizer, and wear a mask.
- Contact a naturopath for ideas on how to strengthen your immune system.
Environmental benefits by avoiding air travel
- When deciding whether to travel by plane, train, car, bike, paddle, or on foot, consider carbon footprint, health, access, and cost.
- Before COVID-19, the world should double its flight population in less than 20 years.
- Global tourism causes more pollution than the construction industry.
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