hotelYou’re always tired, you easily get annoyed with your co-worker, and you find it hard to focus on accomplishing your tasks.

Many young professionals have been there. You may not notice it, but these are some clear signs you badly need a break. Sure, you have a weekend to relax and enjoy the day, but your time is allotted to do housework and keep everything in your home organised. You feel frustrated as you can’t escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

You don’t have to let it stress you. Perhaps all you need to do is take a step back and think carefully. With thorough planning, you can turn your same, boring weekend into a staycation worth remembering.

Here are some great places for a staycation around Brisbane:

Dine out in style

It’s important to make your staycation feel like a real getaway. You just have to explore Brisbane and find out its best-kept secrets. Set some budget for activities and eating out. Look for hotels and restaurants that you have never been visited before. They can be relaxing and you will feel like on a real vacation.

Visit a zoo

There’s still time to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors. If you have not yet visited a zoo since a decade ago, now is the right time to do it. You can invite your friends and see some exotic animals. Make sure to bring some foods and drinks, as most zoos in Brisbane have amazing picnic spots and free barbecue amenities. Develop an itinerary a week before your planned staycation.

Be adventurous

Your body is now probably craving for a break. What kind of adventure is calling your name? If the weather is great, it’s best to go outside. For a one-of-a-kind experience, why not try cliff jumping, bungee jumping, or sky diving.

Sometimes, you just need to have a few days off to de-stress and clear your mind. Low budget, no packing, and no flying. Without leaving your hometown, staycations can be beneficial to your health.