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5 ways you can add life to your weekend staycations
(philstar.com) - January 7, 2016 - 7:39pm

MANILA, Philippines – There are thousands of things that one can do during weekends. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money just to achieve that vacation feel. 

Take advantage of everything surrounding you. Do more than just checking your Facebook feed.  And rather than feeling bad about yourself for being stuck at home all day while your friends enjoy a more exciting vacation, try looking at the bigger picture.

Soon, you’ll be treating every weekend like a holiday that comes only once a year. Here are five ways on how you can shoo the boredom and make your weekend staycations more exciting:

1) Read-a-thon

Whether you’re a book lover or not, reading does a lot for you. Aside from it’s actually fun, it exercises your mind and gives you new insights for life. It’s also a great way to escape reality for a while and travel to various places with your imagination.

If you’re not into reading yet, it’s never too late to try. Cuddle in your favorite couch, grab a hot cup of coffee, and just start reading.

2) Sleep-cation

Who says sleeping all day is boring? If you’ve been working hard during the week and you think you deserve some real rest, go ahead and love your bed. Turn off your alarm clock and just enjoy that precious sleep. After all, catching up on sleep on a weekend help you become more energetic for the coming week.

3) Work it out

Most of us complain about how we lack exercise throughout the week because of our jobs. Well, it's a good thing that weekends are here to give you time to burn excess calories and keep you feeling fit and more confident. Completing a round of exercise, which includes cardio, stretching and toning can help ease out the stress and invigorate your mind and body.

4) Binge watch

Isn’t it nice to have something to look forward to every weekend, like catching up on your favorite TV series? Even if your friends have already watched the newest episodes, it’s more exciting when all the episodes you missed are piled up for the weekend. It’s like watching a movie that never ends!

5) Swim

Nothing can spell staycation as much as swimming does. Take out your inflatable pools and set it up at the lawn to replicate that much coveted resort-feel. But it's even better when you know that you can get to have your own set of real, glistening swimming pool and water amenities right within your new home!

Most families these days opt to live within a gated residential community that promises a vacation lifestyle with upscale amenities like exclusive lap and kiddie pools. Having such amenities around can help one rejuvenate instantly, bond with friends, and deliver that fun vacation feel every weekend.

Real estate developers like Empire East have spent years conceptualizing that ideal vacation home. Now, they have made two developments available to everyone who wish to own a home within a resort-inspired development.

One is the Kasara Urban Resort Residences located along Eagle St. in Pasig City, while the other is The Rochester located along Elisco Rd. Brgy. San Joaquin in Pasig City. While located within these thriving Metro Manila cities, these residences allow one to instantly shift to vacation mode upon entering the lush, nature-themed communities.

Having these homes around can truly make staycations the best vacation anyone would ever choose in this modern time.

For more information on Kasara Urban Resort Residences and The Rochester, call 810-3333. You may like Empire East on facebook.com/empireeastofficial and follow twitter.com/empireeast and instagram.com/lifeisatempireeast.

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