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We all know that the Coronavirus has most of the nation in place right now. The warm weather of late spring and summer is coming, creating many questions about how to get outside and sun and still remove yourself from the tiring and stressful quarantine of the last few months.

So, the best thing you can do in general is to plan your “staycation.” And the best thing to start that plan is to put your “To Do” list off to the side. Save it for later and allow yourself to focus on a relaxing holiday weekend together with the family this Memorial Day.

Camp in the backyard.

You don’t have to go to a hotel to get away, and if you like to camp you don’t have to pack up and travel away to a campground. Set up a tent for a night or two behind your home, and enjoy those nights away from the house you’ve been stuck in for months now.

Create your own spa day at home.

Order supplies for a face mask, scrub down, mani-pedi, or other treatment to complete yourself at home. Take a nice hot bath to relax, and treat your skin. You can even provide your own couples’ massages for one another!

Change your cooking or eating routine.

If you have one household chef who cooks every night, or you have ordered the same pizza delivery for weeks, try a change. Make dinner a family activity where everyone has their own task, and work together to make a delicious meal. You can order from a different restaurant, or simply order out if you haven’t in a long time.

Read books.

It’s easy to forget how much we all love our favorite books, even the kids who get stuck on their tech devices. Read your own favorite book again, or even make sure you spend time reading together with the kids.

Exercise together.

With hundreds of exercise classes available online for free or at a very affordable price, your whole family can make this an activity to do together. Put away the work from home and take some time to workout!

For water playtime, set up a stock tank pool.

Hey, the water doesn’t have to be deep, just a comfortable place to relax outside your home in the sun. It’s away from your computer, television, clocks, and all of the things that create that daily stress.

With all of these and many more options, you have the ability to make some changes for a couple of days and create a “staycation” of your own. It doesn’t have to be an expensive, scheduled trip to a far off land in order to be incredibly fun family time.