The hustle and bustle of everyday life is without a doubt something all of us understand. We find familiarity in even the most stressful of routines, and though some of us are frequently overworked thanks to our careers, caring for family, and other daily tasks, we all recognize the importance of being productive. However, sometimes productivity can lead to burnout, anxiety, and personal dissonance.
Since all of us experience a heavy workload and the stress that comes with it, most people allot time every once in a while to take vacations. However, a lot has changed since the world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the concept of “getting away from it all” certainly took a hit.
Vacations are no longer thought of exclusively as tropical getaways or going abroad. Many people have only recently discovered, since the beginning of 2020, the value and enjoyment of “staycations.”
There is substantial relief and freedom surrounding the concept of taking a vacation, and often, it lies just beyond your front door. Getting away from the chores of home and work, without getting on a plane, is a great way to ease stress and worry. Often, we don’t even know when we are overworked, we just know we can’t seem to ever drink enough coffee to get through the day without craving a nap or excessive amounts of sugar.
Sometimes, anxiety also makes us feel like what we accomplish doesn’t count for anything. Other times, we experience frustration and anger because our routines start to feel like cages we can’t escape. Then, there are those times when we just want a massage to relieve our aching shoulders.
When you take a staycation, your much deserved break doesn’t have to be expensive or long. It just has to feel amazing. If you live in the state of Minnesota, a staycation at one of the hotels near Minneapolis, MN, like the exceptional Rand Tower Hotel, can offer divine comfort and relaxation.
A staycation is when you take time off work, or a break from your busy day-to-day routine, without leaving the comfort of your hometown or state. Oftentimes, you don’t even need to ask for time off from your boss to enjoy a staycation, all you need is a Wifi connection (if your job allows you to work from home).
To make your workload feel a little lighter, sometimes you simply have to change the scenery. Separating yourself from what has become mundane, like your office space or the same four walls in your bedroom, can be liberating.
Just like with any other kind of getaway, you will find on a staycation that chores can be put off, appointments rescheduled, and you can take a break from cooking for yourself. When you make time for a short (or long) local adventure, it doesn't matter how close to home you are. Having something to look forward to, to be excited about, can make everything else in life seem just a little bit easier.
Staycations mean taking time to explore areas of your town, city, or state that maybe you haven’t seen before. It means booking a hotel suite for a week downtown, when you live just fifteen minutes away. It means changing the view outside your window, enjoying the comforts of room service, and letting someone else make the bed for a while.
If you are craving a staycation, Minneapolis is a great place to start. The Rand Tower Hotel is one of the most unique, luxurious hotels in Minnesota, and it’s waiting for you to book a room and enjoy the art deco beauty and surrealism only found at this location. We are also walking distance from numerous restaurants and Minneapolis nightlife.
Visit our website today to learn more about our guest rooms, cocktail lounge, and rooftop bar.