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January 22, 2021 4 min read

JANUARY 22, 2021

8 Ways to Have the Best Weekend Staycation On a Budget

One of the best ways for travellers to help save the planet?

Stick close to home.

Here are 8 ways to inspire your weekend staycation!

Finding Inspiration for Your Weekend Staycation

2020 has been the year of the STAYCATION! With finances at an all-time low (the stocks could tell you that, but then so could my wallet!) we should be pretty good at bunkering down now, right?

But how many of us have looked around the room and felt absolutely uninspired?

Your environment makes a HUGE impact on your mindset.

And how you spend your free time within it… game-changing!

So when you’re staring at the calendar this weekend, waiting for Friday to roll around, make sure you’ve got a game plan!

We’re here to help.

Welcome to your manifest in having the best weekend staycation: all on a no-fee budget!


8 Ways to Have the Best Weekend Staycation on a Budget

1. GO TO BED

First off: The best day starts after a good night’s sleep.

 

If you really want to maximize on the awesome-ness that will be your staycation weekend, make sure you get a decent amount of shut-eye.

 

Scientists, somewhere, are preaching about your cortisol levels so justgo to bed,alright?! You’ll thank us tomorrow ;)




2. Tidy Your Space

Take a look at the 4 walls around you.

 

Are you screaming in frustration or jumping with joy?

 

Elevating your space doesn’t have to be as pricey as it sounds! With a little elbow grease and some organization, your bedroom can look brand-spanking’ new! Let’s just stop shoving our clothes under the bed, yeah?





3. Get Outside

A weekend staycation doesn’t mean you have to hole up indoors!

 

Get that sunlight, girl!

 

Take a trip outsidesans google maps and get lost in the side streets around your neighbourhood.

 

Notice the graffiti you always walk past.

 

And the bakeshop you put off forspecial occasions.

 

Remember that just because you walk the same streets every day, doesn’t mean things aren’t always changing!

4. Ditch the Tech

While you’re out on that walk breathe in that breath of fresh air.

 

It is so easy to forget how peaceful your day can be when you don’t have 15 notifications blowing up your eyeline every 5 minutes!

 

Leave your phone at home or across the room. But whatever you do:

 

STOP STARING AT A SCREEN!




5. Cook for Yourself

One of the most meditative ways to forget life’s troubles is to zone out in the kitchen. And making a home cooked meal for yourself is the delicious kind of self-love I can get behind.

 

So this weekend, get creative and Pinterest a new recipe. Or go with the good old fashioned mac and cheese!

 

Whether you’re on a weekend staycation or not, regardless of your cravings, making food at home is great for your savings!

6. Move Your Body

Speaking of meditation: connecting with your body is the most luxuriant way to give your mind and body some TLC.

 

Wash away the stressful energy of your week with a good workout! Spark a few candles and light some incense as you roll out your yoga mat.

 

A good relaxing flow will clear your mind and prepare you for the most Zen weekend staycation!



7. Plan a Solo-Date for Me, Myself, and I

Now that you’re comfy and fed, do what makes you feel inspired! Watch your favourite rom-com, put on your favourite playlist, get cozy with a good page-turner… Whatever helps you unwind at the end of the day should be your top priority.

 

Doing it all by yourself?

 

GIRL BOSS ENERGY!

 

And finally…

8. GO BACK TO BED!

You know that tomorrow can be just as great, right?  


“Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.”

– Hazrat Inayat Khan, teacher of Universal Sufism


Creating Comfort for Your Weekend Staycation

Your weekend staycation almost always coincides with a much-needed night in.

 

Especially for those of us bustling away throughout the week.

 

So we must treat our homes like sanctuaries: optimized for relaxation.

 

Pokoloko is a fair-trade company that maximizes in comfort and elevation.

 

And you get to feel good about the purpose behind every purchase.

 

So the next time you’re planning your weekend staycation, may we suggest cozying up with an alpaca blanket or a tiny needle felted alpaca? Made with 100% natural alpaca fibres, these artisan-made throws and stuffed animals are woven with maximum softness in mind.

 

You won’t know if your head has hit the pillow or the cuddliest jackpot ever!

Written by Katelyn Wells, BA Media Production, Poko Blogger

Katelyn is a local freelance copywriter with a passion for the environment.She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario where she spends her mornings on the mat, youtube-ing how to avoid yoga injuries.