From Quarantine to Staycation: How to Make the Most of Your Time at Home

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The spread of the coronavirus is a serious situation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself or have fun. Most of us will be spending a lot more time at home, so it’s time to make the most of it. Here’s how to make a positive out of a negative and turn the lockdown into a fun staycation.

Turn Your Home Into The Perfect Destination

The coronavirus is out, and you’re stuck at home. Fortunately, you can turn your home into the perfect destination. The smell of the sea, the sound of the shore and the luxury of a hotel room are only a few clicks away.

At only £28.99, you can have a stunning bed set that will transform your room into a holiday-worthy location in no time. This Luxury bedding set by Fixtex is hotel quality without the hotel price.

Experience the smells and textures of the beach with a few little touches. This Yankee Candle smells like the sea and is an ingenious way to experience the relaxation of the beach at home. Recreate the experience of drying off at the beach with these colourful summery towels. You can also get the beach delivered directly to your door with these seashells. Top it up with this 3D beach photo canvas, and you’ll have the beach at home experience in no time.

Imagine waking up refreshed after a long lie in your hotel room to the sound of the sea with Lumie. Lumie works by replicating the rise of the sun so that you wake up gradually and naturally. Waking up with light has been proven to help boost your mood, productivity and energy levels. It also comes with a range of built-in sounds so you can wake up to the sound of the sea. Combining light and sound, Lumie is a great way to turn your quarantine into a beach holiday.

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Have The Spa-Day of Your Dreams

Relax, pamper and enjoy the spa at home with these indulgent bath oils, salts, body butter, face masks and more. Whether it’s a beach or traditional spa experience, you can recreate it from the comfort of your own home.

You can replicate the smell and feel of the sea using marine minerals and salts. Moisturise and de-stress with Dr Organic Dead Sea Mineral Bath Oil. It contains authentic marine minerals and salts and puts a luxurious twist on the feel and experience of the beach. Add Westlab Dead Sea Salt to lift your spirits further and soothe your skin. Westlab Dead Sea Salt helps relieve itchy skin and is suitable for psoriasis, eczema and acne. Combine them both for the ultimate beach spa experience. Alternatively, you can create a traditional spa experience using this box of goodies from Love & Pamper. The box contains bath salts, bath melts, a honeysuckle soy candle and lavender and sweet orange soap. It contains everything you need to relax and wash away your worries. After a luxurious soak, moisturise with this body butter from the Body Shop. Their Shea Nourishing Body Butter is incredibly indulgent, and there are 36 shea nuts in every tub. It smells divine, is thick, creamy and melts into your skin like a dream. This body butter is a cult classic and a must for the ultimate spa experience at home.

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No spa day is complete without a facial. You can renew and refresh your complexion with this L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Detox Mask. It is incredibly popular with over 1700 ratings on Amazon and a rating of 4.5 stars. The mask combines three pure clays with charcoal for a high quality cleanse for an affordable price.

Get Fit and Fabulous With Indoor Exercise

Stay fit during the lockdown and finish your quarantine in tip-top shape with online fitness videos.

Fitness Blender has a vast range of easy to follow videos. These free videos can be filtered by difficulty, duration, calorie burn, equipment, training type and more, and with nearly 600 videos, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect workout for you. If you want something more structured to help you accomplish specific goals, then Gymondo is for you. Gymondo offers a wide range of online fitness programmes at an affordable price. Whether you want to lose weight, build a six-pack or just get in shape, Gymondo can help you do it. 

If you prefer something more interactive, you can complete live fitness classes from the comfort of your own home. Gaia has both live and recorded yoga, fitness, and meditation classes. They can be filtered by style, difficulty, duration and more. For more yoga videos, check out our article.

Bring The Restaurant To You

A perfect holiday isn’t complete without delicious food. Uber Eats is easy to use and goes beyond mere takeaway, offering everything from pizza to sophisticated restaurant cuisine. It delivers a wide range of food, including healthy meals, Italian food, Japanese food, Chinese food and salads. If you prefer something more affordable, Deliveroo is right up your street. Deliveroo allows you to filter restaurants by offers and discounts so that you can get a delicious meal at a reasonable price. It also focuses on popular chain restaurants that you can have your perfect holiday meal, no matter it is, delivered right to your door.

The Ultimate Staycation

Enjoy your staycation, make the most of it and let your unnecessary fears fade away. The world is a scary place right now, and there are things that you can’t control. Despite this, you have the power, capacity and ability to come out of this situation healthier, more refreshed and more focused than ever. You really can turn your quarantine into the perfect staycation so take a moment to imagine your dream holiday and make it a reality. 

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