Or maybe it’s just me.

The end of the fiscal year normally means closing up a lot of projects, figuring out the outlook for the upcoming fiscal, and lots of chaos. That translates into many long days where I just want to keep my office door shut.

Let’s be real. In times like that, work can be draining. So much that when I come home, I don’t want to do anything. I might attempt to start on a few errands or personal projects I wanted to work on but the tiredness overcomes me. I’ll get to that this weekend, I always say. Right.

Then Friday comes and all I want to do is watch Netflix or sleep. Saturday rolls around and it becomes #baeday. Then there is Sunday, the impending dread of returning back to the status quo. Twenty-four hours to try to squeeze in everything I wanted to do in a weekends time. It’s never enough.

But that staycation, though.

Staycations became popular during the recession as folks were cutting back on discretionary spending.” And I realized they were great opportunities to do whatever I wanted to unbothered. Typical three day weekends like Memorial Day and Labor Day are normally packed with things to do and people to see. Taking extra time off when everyone is at work gives me the perfect time to finally get to those things I can’t fit into a weekend or after work. It allows me to recharge too. I feel more refreshed going back to work after a productive, yet relaxing few days away. 

So if you begin to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or need some time to yourself, consider a staycation. You won’t regret it.

Published by Ashleigh

Ashleigh is a recent M.S. graduate from Northeastern University. She works as an interactive designer in Atlanta and loves dogs, Netflix, and great food. Oh, also the creator and designer of this here shindig you are reading right now. View my impersonal personal blog @ socialeigh.com.

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